Now it appears the answer to these attacks on Welsh broadcasting is, according to some, that of "robbing Peter to pay Paul" - namely top slicing
the BBC licence fee.
Mr Shanahan added: "The reason for top slicing
their budgets again is to give them a bit of head room.
If either of these fails an attempt to increase modulation rates above the 10pc absolute maximum penciled-in for 2007 is a certainty ( and the appetite for further top slicing
will be even more fierce if the sterling/euro exchange rate conspires against the UK too," said Mr Forster.
Add to this the top slicing
from the overall budget of over PS1bn per year for social care for the elderly and you can perhaps see a picture emerging.