HC Deb 08 November 1977 vol 938 c81W
Mr. Joseph Dean

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on accountability to Parliament for the annual grant in aid paid to the BBC for its external services.

Dr. Owen

With effect from 1st April 1977 my Department has taken over from the Home Office accounting responsibility for the Vote from which this grant in aid is paid.