TV Licences for over-75S

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:46 pm on 8th May 2019.

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Photo of John Whittingdale John Whittingdale Conservative, Maldon 2:46 pm, 8th May 2019

I am extremely grateful to my hon. Friend, because he allows me to quote the director-general. As I say, our negotiations were robust, but we emerged from them with the director-general issuing a public statement saying that it was

“the right deal…
in difficult economic circumstances”.

He went on to say:

“Far from being a cut, the way this financial settlement is shaped gives us, effectively, flat licence fee income across the first five years of the next charter.”