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Written Answers. - Broadcasting Funding.

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 4

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 274. Mr. Crowe Information on Sean Crowe Zoom on Sean Crowe  asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources Information on Dermot Ahern Zoom on Dermot Ahern  if a decision has been made to grant RTE a licence fee increase; and his views on whether the funding levels for RTE should be left to an independent group outside of government control. [24370/02]

Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. D. Ahern): Information on Dermot Ahern Zoom on Dermot Ahern An application for an increase in the television licence fee has been received from RTE and is being considered at present. Future arrangements for the funding of RTE are being considered in the context of that application.


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