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Bbc (Foreign Broadcasting Service)

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 23 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is being spent in the current financial year from central Government funds to assist the BBC foreign broadcasting services dealing with English-speaking broadcasting and foreign language broadcasting, respectively.

Provision so far made for expenditure of central Government funds in the current financial year 1978–79, excluding capital costs, for all broadcasting activities by the BBC's external services is £33·4 million. English language broadcasts account for approximately £13·1 million and foreign language broadcasts approximately £20·3 million.