313. Financing of programmes in Gaelic out of Gaelic Broadcasting Fund.

The Scottish Ministers1 must, each financial year2, pay to Ofcom3 such amount as they may determine to be appropriate for the purposes of financing programmes in Gaelic5. Any amount so received by Ofcom must be carried by it to the credit of a fund6, known as the Gaelic Broadcasting Fund7. The fund is under the management of a body established for these purposes8, formerly called Comataidh Craolaidh Gaidhlig or the Gaelic Broadcasting Committee, which has been renamed Seirbheis nam Meadhanan Gàidhlig (the Gaelic Media Service)9.

The functions of the Service10 are to secure that a wide and diverse range of