§ Mr. Rosindell
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans the Government 353W have to encourage the British Broadcasting Corporation to reinstate the playing of the National Anthem at the end of the day. 
§ Dr. Howells
It is not the role of Government to intervene in detailed issues of programme content and scheduling. The BBC's governing instruments, the Royal Charter and Agreement, place broad obligations on the corporation in respect of the number of its television and radio services and objectives. Within this framework, detailed decisions on programming and scheduling are a matter for the BBC, reflecting its editorial independence.