§ Mr. Fernyhough
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what would be the cost to public funds of abolishing television licences and financing the BBC out of general taxation.
§ Dr. Summerskill
The estimated provision for the BBC's United Kingdom services in 1974–75 is £148 million. This represents the estimated total of licence revenue £161 million—less expenses of collection—£11½ million—and costs of interference investigation work—£1½million.