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Television Licence

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the total income of the BBC from the licence fee in each of the next six years. (110930)

The settlement is for six years, with annual increases in the licence fee of 3 per cent. for the first two years and 2 per cent. in years three, four and five. There will be an increase in the sixth year of up to 2 per cent., depending on a further review nearer the time.

Total licence fee income is estimated at £3.4 billion, £3.5 billion, £3.6 billion, £3.7 billion, £3.8 billion and up to £3.9 billion in years one to six respectively.