HC Deb 12 February 1985 vol 73 c93W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in considering the proposal now before him for an increase in the British Broadcasting Corporation's licence fee to £65, he will require details from the British Broadcasting Corporation regarding the amounts spent on damages and on legal costs, both to outside lawyers and in respect of the British Broadcasting Corporation's legal department, incurred in defending and settling libel actions in each of the last 10 years.

Mr. Giles Shaw

No, since the detailed expenditure of the BBC's grant is a matter for the board of governors.

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