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BBC External Services: Finance

Volume 494: debated on Friday 19 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on the BBC World Service in each of the last five years. (281415)

The BBC World Service has received the following grant in aid funding for the last five financial years

£ million

2008-09

265

2007-08

255

2006-07

239.5

2005-06

239

2004-05

225