§ 29. Mr. DORAN
asked the Postmaster-General if, in view of the fact that the 732 payment of the opera subsidy was dependent on the British Broadcasting Corporation having paid £25,000 to the Covent Garden Opera Syndicate during the present year, he will state what sums have been so paid over this year and the dates of payment?
§ Sir K. WOOD
I have ascertained that the British Broadcasting Corporation have paid over to the Opera Syndicate the full sum of £25,000 during the current year by instalments. The first payment, £8,000, was made on 1st January, and the final instalment of £7,000 was paid on the 1st October last.