HC Deb 24 March 1927 vol 204 c567
81. Mr. MAXTON

asked the Postmaster-General whether the accounts for printing the "Radio Times" and the terms of the contract are subject to examination by the Public Accounts Committee; and if he can state the annual cost to the Broadcasting Corporation funds for the printing and publishing of the "Radio Times"?

Viscount WOLMER

The Charter of the British Broadcasting Corporation provides that the Corporation's accounts shall be audited by auditors approved by the Postmaster-General, and that the Corporation shall submit an annual statement of accounts. The Corporation's accounts will not in the ordinary course be submitted to the Public Accounts Committee. The Corporation are responsible for the contract for the printing and publishing of the "Radio Times," and I am not in a position to state what payments are made under that contract.

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