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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Wireless and Television – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th November 1966.

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Photo of Mr Paul Bryan Mr Paul Bryan , Howden 12:00 am, 30th November 1966

Does the Postmaster-General recall that before the last election the previous Postmaster-General, in a speech in this House, said that he was in the middle of negotiations with the B.B.C. which suggested that it would be possible to hold the licence fee at the present level for two years? The inference was that those negotiations with the B.B.C. were almost over and that we should be able to have the result of them in literally weeks. Could we please hear the results of those negotiations? Secondly, could we hear also to what extent and at what speed the B.B.C's indebtedness will increase during those two years?