HL Deb 11 January 2000 vol 608 c95WA
Barones Anelay of St Johns

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What advice they have received on whether European Union rules would forbid funding BBC Online from advertising revenue while it remains a service funded by the licence fee payer. [HL375]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Advertising as a possible funding source for BBC Online is not forbidden under EU rules.