§ Mr. Arnold
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the reply to the hon. Member for Hazel Grove of 4 November, Official Report, c. 483–4, concerning the grant-in-aid to the BBC external services, if he has any further breakdown available of the current expenditure supported by grant-in-aid and, in particular, any details of the amount attributable to wages and salaries.
§ Mr. Whitney
I am informed by the British Broadcasting Corporation that the external services grant-in-aid in respect of current expenditure is divided as follows:
1982–83 Outturn 1983–84 Provision £ thousand £ thousand Broadcasting Service Current Pay 29,514 28,983 Non-pay 26,535 30,711 56,049 59,694 Monitoring Service Current Pay 3,758 3,834 Non-pay 1,239 1,768 4,997 5,602