§ 22. Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what further representations he has received relating to the current level of income for the British Broadcasting Corporation; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
In recent weeks I have met a deputation of representatives of the unions at the BBC and received correspondence from a number of other sources, including the general advisory council of the BBC and the TUC economic committee. I am satisfied that the increases in the television licence fees which I announced on 23 November 1979 were786W
fair both to the BBC and to the licence payers.