Letter: Paymasters for BBC presenters

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From Mr B. Latimer

Sir: James Moorhouse, MEP, says (letter, 14 July) that "BBC presenters are public servants, their salaries part-financed by the nation's taxpayers." Is this really the case?

Or is it not true that the BBC is financed wholly by licence payers, and its presenters are therefore definitely not civil servants?

Yours faithfully,

B. Latimer

St Leonards, East Sussex

13 July

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