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Welsh Language TV

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the Government provided to support the production of television programmes in the Welsh language in each year since 1997. (82296)

Government funding for the Welsh Fourth Channel Authority, S4C, for each calendar year since 1997, was:

£ million

1997

72.223

1998

74.895

1999

77.134

2000

78.218

2001

80.745

2002

81.468

2003

83.634

2004

85.729

2005

88.690

S4C also receives a minimum of 10 hours of Welsh language programmes each week from the BBC, free of charge.