HC Deb 30 June 1971 vol 820 cc131-2W
Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much is being spent on the British Broadcasting Corporation Overseas Services in the current financial year; how much specifically on services to Persia and Burma; and what plans there are for extending these services.

Mr. Anthony Royle

The grant-in-aid on the B.B.C. External Broadcasting Services for the current financial year is £12.9 million. The direct costs of the Persian language service amount to about £43,000 per annum and for the Burmese language service about £30,000 per annum. There are no current plans for changes.

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