The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has issued a statement stating that the new Culture Secretary Maria Miller accidentally misspoke when she accused the BBC of inappropriately pulling the Newsnight report into Sir Jimmy Savile.
The Secretary of State has not prejudged the outcome of the BBC’s investigation into the pulling of a Newsnight item on Savile.
As the Secretary of State made clear in the House, it is for the BBC, not ministers, to investigate these allegations.
Jimmy Savile was questioned as a suspect by police investigating the Yorkshire Ripper, according to a retired police officer.
Jimmy Savile's nephew has spoken of the emotional turmoil his family is going through in the wake of the sex abuse allegations.
A colleague of Jimmy Savile allegedly raped a woman on BBC premises in 1970, ITV News has been told.