HC Deb 12 April 1937 vol 322 c613
51. Mr. Viant

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the projected improvement in the Empire broadcasting service, the British Broadcasting Corporation is to receive any financial assistance from the Colonial Governments to meet the increased costs?

Major Tryon

The Broadcasting Committee, 1935, under the chairmanship of Lord Ullswater, recommended that the Empire broadcasting service should be expressly authorised in the new Charter of the British Broadcasting Corporation and that the additional funds required for its development should be provided by the Corporation from its increased share of licence receipts. In the White Paper on the Broadcasting Committee's report the Government announced their acceptance of this recommendation. In the circumstances the question of financial assistance from the Colonial Governments is not being considered.

Mr. Viant

Have any representations been made to Colonial Governments?

Major Tryon

No, Sir, we are not making any representations on the matter to Colonial Governments.