Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 9th July 2015.

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Photo of John Whittingdale John Whittingdale The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 9:30 am, 9th July 2015

The hon. Gentleman was very kind in his first remarks, and I therefore could not possibly disagree with him. And I do not: the BBC does have many outstanding qualities, and it is the intention that, in the charter review process, we shall endeavour to strengthen them, not weaken them.