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BBC Director-General George Entwistle has repeated his "profound and heartfelt apology on behalf of the BBC to every victim [of Jimmy Savile]."
Dan Sabbagh is the Guardian's head of media and technology:
During an appearance on the BBC1's Question Time, Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps was asked if the BBC's reputation risked being damaged by the Jimmy Savile affair.
Mr Shapps also said "it can't be right" that Savile remains a Sir following child abuse allegations.
The BBC has confirmed that Ken MacQuarrie has been asked by Director General George Entwistle to look at emails sent between him, when he was Director of BBC Vision, and members of the Newsnight team relating to the investigation into Jimmy Savile that was not aired.
This is not an investigation or inquiry, the BBC said, but merely to establish the facts of the communications between Mr Entwistle and Newsnight.
Ken MacQuarrie has been asked to carry out this task as a member of the executive team at the BBC.
The BBC Director General has apologised to the women who have made claims against Sir Jimmy Savile.
Speaking on the Today programme George Entwistle said: "I would like to apologise on behalf of the organisation to all the women who have come forward."
Earlier Mr Entwistle said the BBC would be holding it's own investigation into the claims following the police inquiry.
BBC Director General George Entwistle has promised a BBC investigation into Jimmy Savile claims after the police inquiry concludes.
Speaking on the Radio 4 Today programme, he said: "The BBC will look at the broad question of what was going on at that time and whether anyone knew anything."
The Prime Minister says the BBC should investigate allegations made against former presenter Jimmy Savile.
"Truly shocking things have been said and it's important that the BBC properly investigates them itself," David Cameron told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show.
"Everyone must ask themselves the question: is there new evidence that needs to be looked at?"
Latest ITV News reports
Several of Sir Jimmy Savile's alleged victims are considering taking legal action against the DoH and the BBC, a lawyer has told ITV News.
BBC director-general George Entwistle offered a "profound and heartfelt apology" to the alleged victims of Sir Jimmy Savile's sexual abuse.