John Birt

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Person.png John Birt  Rdf-icon.png

Employment.png Director-General of the BBC Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
1992 - 2000
Succeeded byGreg Dyke

Advisor to Tony Blair

Birt was brought into Number 10 to lead the development of long-term strategy for the government on key areas of public policy. Tony Blair asked him to produce a report on solutions to crime, and he served as advisor on Criminal Justice from 2000–2001. The establishment of the Serious Organised Crime Agency was an idea originally conceived by Birt.[1]


  1. Anthony Seldon,Blair Unbound 2007 ISBN 978-1-84739-090-5

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