HC Deb 13 May 1980 vol 984 cc466-7W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will seek to make a grant to relieve the burden of increased charges for telephones as they affect the users of land lines for hospital radio stations.

Dr. Vaughan

The Department does not normally make grants to voluntary organisations in support of purely local services. We have, however, helped hospital radio stations by agreeing in principle to the inclusion of commercial advertising in hospital broadcasts.

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