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BBC HR boss Lucy Adams made 'mistake' in evidence to MPs

6 September 2013 Last updated at 13:57 BST

The BBC's Director of Human Resources, Lucy Adams, says she made a mistake in her evidence to MPs when she denied knowledge of a key email to the BBC Trust about payoffs.

Ms Adams has sent a clarification to the Public Accounts Committee explaining that she did know about the email but did not recognise it from the way it was described at the hearing before MPs in July.

The clarification was made before claims by the former BBC Director General Mark Thompson about her role in the email were revealed yesterday.

David Sillito reports.