HC Deb 13 July 1995 vol 263 cc784-5W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage how the Government propose that the BBC and ITV can meet-the increasing costs of sporting rights without damaging programme-making. [34331]

Mr. Sproat

It is for the BBC and ITV companies to decide how to balance expenditure on programme making against the acquisition of programmes or sports rights from the revenues available to them.

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