§ Mr. McLeavy
asked the Postmaster-General how much was contributed by the British taxpayer to the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1948 in respect to foreign, Dominion and Colonial broadcasting, respectively.
§ Mr. Wilfred Paling
The amount of the grant-in-aid paid to the B.B.C. in the calendar year 1948 for overseas broadcasting was £4,025,000. The B.B.C. spent £2,007,000 on its foreign broadcasting services and £1,576,000 on overseas broadcasting to commonwealth countries (including the Colonies), and English-speaking communities in all parts of the world. The remainder of the grant-in-aid payment was either spent on other services performed for Government Departments, or was carried forward at the end of 1948.