HC Deb 11 April 1946 vol 421 c333W
15. Mr. Emrys Roberts

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what is the annual amount expended by the B.B.C. in the broadcasting fees which are paid through national agencies, including payments to composers and holders of performing rights; and what proportion of such fees may be considered attributable to the Welsh Regional programmes.

Mr. Burke:

During 1945 the B.B.C. paid £523,193 through national agencies in respect of broadcasting fees. I regret that it is not possible to divide the sum into amounts attributable to the programmes of any of the Regions.