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British Broadcasting Corporation (External Services)

Volume 974: debated on Sunday 11 November 1979

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asked the Lord Privy Seal, if, further to the statement of the Minister of State, the hon. Member for Cirencester and Tewkesbury (Mr. Ridley) in the House during the wind-up speech on the external services of the British Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday 13 November, he will set out, in detail and by name, those areas of the world in which audibility of transmission will be improved, after the expenditure decisions of Her Majesty's Government for the external services are implemented.

Ministers are considering the financial provisions for the capital expenditure programme to improve audibility for the years 1981–82 and thereafter. Only after this will it be possible for the British Broadcasting Corporation to provide details of improvement in the audibility of transmissions.