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BBC Trust's Lord Patten: "No concerns at all" about former director general's comments

6 September 2013 Last updated at 09:32 BST

BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten says he has "no concerns at all" about comments made by former BBC director general Mark Thompson concerning the Trust's knowledge of executive pay-offs.

Mr Thompson, who is due to give evidence to MPs on the subject on Monday, says he has emails which show that Trust members, including the chairman Lord Patten and a senior BBC boss, approved the payments.

Lord Patten said Mr Thompson's comments referring to former deputy director general Mark Byford were "curious" as the decision concerning Mr Byford's pay-off took place before Lord Patten was chairman of the trust.