§ Sir R. Gower
asked the Minister of Information what amount has been spent on work of construction and equipment by the B.B.C. during the war; and whether sufficient labour and materials have been made available to meet all their requirements.
§ Mr. Bracken
The B.B.C.'s expenditure on work of construction and equipment during the war has amounted to some millions of pounds sterling, but I do not think it desirable that an exact figure should be given. As regards labour and materials the B.B.C. has been strictly rationed, like all other consumers, and war conditions have caused inevitable delays in the progress of their works. In spite of this they have carried out a very considerable expansion of overseas services and other war-time services.