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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 3rd December 2015.

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Photo of John Whittingdale John Whittingdale The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 9:30 am, 3rd December 2015

I would be extremely surprised if that was what my hon. Friend said, as he has been a leading advocate of the universal service obligation policy, which will benefit all the hon. Gentleman’s constituents, just as it will every other household in the country. The precise details of how the universal service obligation will work are still to be worked out, and that will obviously include how it will be paid for, and we shall be consulting on that over the coming year.