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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 25th October 2010.

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Photo of Philip Hollobone Philip Hollobone Conservative, Kettering 2:30 pm, 25th October 2010

Is it not quite wrong that somebody can be sent to jail for not paying their BBC television licence fee? Will the Secretary of State liaise with the Ministry of Justice to ensure that the BBC, like every other utility, pursues its civil debts through the civil courts rather than using the force of criminal sanction?