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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:34 am on 22nd January 2009.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley 11:34 am, 22nd January 2009

May I reiterate the calls for an early debate on Ofcom's public service broadcasting review? Given that the BBC has a never-ending guaranteed increase in its income and given that it is still happy to pay Jonathan Ross £6 million a year, surely the time has come to top-slice the income going to the BBC from the licence fee and give it to other broadcasters whose income is going down and down, which is totally unsustainable. May we have an early debate so that we can understand the Government's thinking on that important issue and so that the Government can understand the views of hon. Members?

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