HC Deb 25 November 1983 vol 49 c331W
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