BNP on Question Time

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Following the announcement that Nick Griffin MEP, the Leader of the British National Party had been invited to appear on the BBC programme Question Time a number of Labour Party figures expressed opposition.

A report in Wales on Sunday on September 8, 2009 stated that Peter Hain (MP for Neath and Secretary of State for Wales) was

"seeking an urgent meeting with BBC executives in an attempt to persuade the corporation to re-think, and said he rejected any watering down of the “no platform” approach".

1. Has the BBC had any meetings with Peter Hain concerning the appearance by Mr Griffin on Question Time?
2. Can you supply the dates, times, and venues of such a meeting or meetings?
3. Can you supply a list of who attended any such meeting or meetings?
4. Please supply any notes or minutes of the discussion which took place.

Yours faithfully,

Adam Walker

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<<RFI20091427 - final response.pdf>>

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Dear Mr Walker

Please find attached the response to your request for information under
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<<RFI20091428 - final response.pdf>>
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