133. Sums payable to the BBC by the Secretary of State.

The Secretary of State1 is required to pay to the BBC2 out of money provided by Parliament sums equal to the whole of the net licence revenue3 or such lesser sums as the Secretary of State may, with the consent of the Treasury, determine4. The BBC may use sums so paid to it to fund any activities properly carried on by the BBC except: (1) those carried on for the purposes of any commercial activity5, any services performed at the request of a government department6, or any service (apart from the World Service7) aimed primarily at users outside the