HC Deb 08 April 1937 vol 322 c381W
Mr. Viant

asked the Postmaster-General whether he has, as yet, come to a decision as to the proportion of revenue derived from wireless licences which shall in future be passed on to the British Broadcasting Corporation, with a view to meeting the increased costs arising from the development of television?

Sir W. Womersley

No, Sir. Under the terms of the Government's decision set out in the White Paper on the Broadcasting Committee's report, it would rest with the Treasury, if at any time they were satisfied that the income of the British Broadcasting Corporation was insufficient to support their services, including television and Empire broadcasting, to approve an increase in the proportion of net licence revenue payable to the Corporation.