HC Deb 05 June 1980 vol 985 cc785-6W
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 were

fair both to the BBC and to the licence payers.