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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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Evidence from ex-BBC DG accuses Trust of 'misleading' MPs

In written evidence to MPs investigating the excessive pay-offs to BBC senior staff, former Director General Mark Thompson accused the BBC Trust of making "misleading" statements.

An extract from Mark Thompson's evidence to the Commons Public Accounts Committee

Mr Thompson also said that contrary to her initial evidence HR director Lucy Adams was one of the authors of a note detailing plans for pay-offs to deputy director general Mark Byford and marketing boss Sharon Baylay.

Ms Adams has since admitted making a mistake in her evidence and confirmed "that I was involved in drafting that memo".

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