Statement on fit and proper

09 March 2012

Ofcom has disclosed minutes of Ofcom Board meetings where the issue of fit and proper in relation to BSkyB was discussed.

The information, released under the Freedom of Information Act, shows that the matter was discussed in four Ofcom Board meetings: September 2011, November 2011, January 2012 and February 2012.

Ofcom has a duty under the Broadcasting Acts 1990 and 1996 to be satisfied that any person holding a broadcasting licence is, and remains, fit and proper to do so.  In relation to the hacking and corruption allegations, new evidence is still emerging from the various enquiries. Ofcom is continuing to assess the evidence - including the new and emerging evidence - that may assist it in discharging these duties.

See details of the FoI disclosure (PDF, 125.5 KB).

See a series of frequently asked questions on fit and proper in relation to BSkyB (PDF, 79.5 KB).