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British Broadcasting Corporation

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to debar employees of the British Broadcasting Corporation from being also directors of companies which enter into contractual arrangements with the Corporation.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he intends to introduce legislation which would allow the British Broadcasting Corporation to compete with the Independent Broadcasting Authority for advertising revenue.

I endorse the principle that the BBC should continue to be financed through the revenue from the television licence fees, as was recommended by the Annan committee on the future of broadcasting.