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Lord McAlpine's solicitor may agree BBC settlement today

Lord McAlpine's solicitor, Andrew Reid, told Radio 4 he was hoping to agree a settlement with the BBC today:

Lord McAlpine is more than aware that the ultimate people who will paying for any monies that he may receive are in fact the licence payers, the people who really own the BBC, and he is very much aware of this and hence any agreement that is reached is tempered in the light of that.