§ Mr. Garry Allighan
asked the Minister of Information the amount which the Government contributed in each of the war years and the year immediately before, to B.B.C. income; and specify the different services provided by the B.B.C. for which these Government payments were made.
§ Mr. H. Wilson
The payment to the B.B.C. from the Broadcasting Vote was for the financial years:—.222W
£ 1938–39 … … 3,650,986 1939–40 … … 3.759.526 1940–41 … … 4,636,635 1941–42 … … 6,700,000 1942–43 … … 8,400,000 1943–44 … … 8,400,000 1944–45 … … 8,300,000
The payments during the war years were in respect of the Home and Overseas broadcasting services and the monitoring service. The Corporation's expenditure on these services was not in all instances recorded separately, as there was a considerable element of common expenditure; the overseas service was expanding throughout the war, and in the later years rather less than one-half of the payments may be attributed to it.