BBC World Service, British Council and FCO Funding

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th March 2001.

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Photo of Lord Shore of Stepney Lord Shore of Stepney Labour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What funds, in real terms, were paid by the Treasury to the BBC World Service, to the British Council and to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in total in each year since 1995; and what is their estimated funding in the period ahead covered by the latest Comprehensive Spending Review.

Photo of Baroness Scotland of Asthal Baroness Scotland of Asthal Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Information on Foreign and Commonwealth Office expenditure plans for financial years 2001-02 to 2003-04 (including provision for the British Council and BBC World Service) will be included in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2001 Departmental Report, to be laid before Parliament shortly. The report will also include details of Foreign and Commonwealth Office, BBC World Service and British Council outturn in financial years 1995-96 to 2000-01.

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