HC Deb 31 March 1949 vol 463 c141W
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.