TV Licences for over-75S

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:04 pm on 8th May 2019.

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Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Conservative, Bexhill and Battle 3:04 pm, 8th May 2019

I apologise for not being here for the opening of the debate. I am the chairman of the all-party parliamentary BBC group, and I want to speak in support of the BBC. Does my hon. Friend agree that although the BBC needs to live within its means, 20% of its budget will be too much for it to absorb, and therefore the BBC should be free to make this decision without political pressure?