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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:45 pm on 11th June 2019.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Chair, European Scrutiny Committee 12:45 pm, 11th June 2019

Does the Secretary of State accept that the BBC’s income is about £5.5 billion a year? That is where the perspective needs to be presented. It is outrageous that this decision has been made in the manner in which it has been made. It is not necessary. Furthermore, I believe that the Government, under a new Prime Minister, must review the situation. Does the Secretary of State agree that the BBC does not give value for money and requires radical reform?