HC Deb 16 January 1978 vol 942 c4W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will appoint a committee of investigation to ascertain the ways and means of saving money by the BBC before agreeing to any further increase in the BBC television licence fees.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

No. The BBC's finances were examined by the Committee on the Future of Broadcasting and I do not consider that a further investigation is required at this time.