Broadcasting Policy

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Broadcasting Policy

The Cabinet discussed broadcasting policy at its meeting on 17 December 1945.  They agreed that the BBC should continue to be the sole authority licensed to broadcast in the UK. They also felt that the Governors, who should not be on a full-time functional basis, should take a more active interest in the financial and establishment policy of the BBC.  They also discussed the salary that the Chairman and members of the Board should receive, whether a European service should continue and the increase in the licence fee to £1 to cover the BBC´s increased expenditure.  The Cabinet discussed broadcasting policy again on 20 December 1945 when they discussed the impartiality of the BBC and the future of political broadcasting.