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Morning news and current affairs presented by James Naughtie and Sarah Montague, including:

The European Commissioner for Justice Viviane Reding is proposing a new law that would force all major European companies to have at least 40 per cent of their boards made up of women. Helena Morrissey, chief executive of Newton Investment Management, and MEP Mary Honeyball, Labour's spokesperson on gender and equality in the European parliament discuss why the commission is deeply divided on the issue.

The director general of the BBC is in front of the Culture Select Committee this morning and Peter Rippon steps aside as editor of Newsnight, during the Pollard Review into the run up to Newsnight dropping the Savile story. Dame Pauline Neville Jones, a governor of the BBC between 1998 and 2004, and Peter Saunders, chief executive of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, analyse what happens next and how badly have the BBC's management and regulatory systems failed in the handling of the Savile story.

Reports this morning that the former Director General of the BBC, Mark Thompson was made aware of the Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile, after being asked by a BBC journalist at a party whether he was "worried" about it. The BBC's Media correspondent Torin Douglas explains the allegations.

Scouts are to be told not to use nicknames for each other as the Scout Association is worried that using nicknames fuels bullying. Roger Alton, executive editor of the Times and writer for the Spectator, and Quentin Letts, sketch writer at the Daily Mail, discuss whether there is a place for nicknames.

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Tue 23 Oct 2012 06:00

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