HC Deb 26 June 1985 vol 81 c404W
23. Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he is planning any changes in the way the British Broadcasting Corporation external services are financed.

Mr. Renton

We are actively considering the recommendations in the Perry report for changing the way the BBC external services are financed. These include the recommendation that the grants-in-aid to the external services should be determined on a multi-annual basis.