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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 Martin Vickers Martin Vickers Conservative, Cleethorpes 12:45 pm, 11th June 2019

This day was inevitably going to come, given the policy concerned. When the Secretary of State responds by saying that this is a BBC decision, he is in fact saying that the BBC, an outside organisation, has a veto over the Conservative Government’s delivery on their manifesto commitment. May I join my hon. Friend Mr Wragg in inviting my right hon. and learned Friend to confirm that he will ensure that the Government fulfil that manifesto commitment?