TV Licences for over-75S

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:23 pm on 8th May 2019.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 3:23 pm, 8th May 2019

My hon. Friend, like many other Members, has met the BBC. My main concern is that it will recoup the money through cuts, particularly to local radio, which is a lifeline to our communities given the death of local newspapers. Does he accept that that would be a real loss if that was what came out of this debacle?