The closure wasn't on the agenda of the regular monthly Trust meeting on 20th February, but a three-year budget was approved. (Anyone got a copy ?)
Less than two weeks later, an extraordinary meeting was called, and James Purnell, Danny Cohen and Lord Hall fronted up the proposals - which must have had the barest financial info...
33.6 The D-G stated that, once the proposal was made public, it would take the Executive at least until the summer to work up a fully costed and detailed proposal. The D-G stated the Executive wished to obtain approval to publicise the proposal the following day (6 March) so that detailed work could commence.
The minutes end thus:
There being no other business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 1:55pm.
Another lunch ruined.