HC Deb 20 May 1953 vol 515 c2047
4 and 5. Mr. Hobson

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General (1) if he is satisfied that the British Broadcasting Corporation requires the whole of the licence revenue in order to carry out the development of very high frequency in accordance with Command Paper No. 8550;

(2) if the British Broadcasting Corporation has yet made representations to the Government for the whole of the net licence revenue in order that they may adequately develop sound and television broadcasting; and what is the Government decision thereon.

Mr. Gammans

The B.B.C. has asked for the entire "net" revenue from broadcast receiving licences, and this request is being considered by the Government.