TV Licences for over-75S

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:09 pm on 8th May 2019.

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Photo of Nigel Huddleston Nigel Huddleston Conservative, Mid Worcestershire 2:09 pm, 8th May 2019

The deal agreed with the BBC did establish its long-term financial footing, but does my hon. Friend agree that the financial responsibility of the BBC is not just to rely on licence fees, but to fully exploit its massive library of content? It should do so, and we should enable and encourage that commercial exploitation. It is currently worth well over £1 billion a year, but why should it not be £2 billion or £3 billion and therefore help cover some of the cost of this?