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BBC boss admits evidence error

The BBC's outgoing head of HR, Lucy Adams, has admitted making a mistake in her evidence to a committee of MPs investigating excessive payoffs to senior staff. Former Director General Mark Thompson claimed "inaccurate statements" were made to MPs.

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BBC HR boss: 'I was involved in drafting' Thompson memo

Lucy Adams said she was not clear which document MPs were referring to at a hearing in July.

In written evidence published today, the BBC's head of HR, Lucy Adams admitted drafting a memo outlining plans for pay-offs to deputy director general Mark Byford and marketing boss Sharon Baylay.

She had initially told MPs she had not seen the note send by former Director General Mark Thompson to the then Chairman of the BBC Trust.

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