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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:34 am on 20th June 2019.

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Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 10:34 am, 20th June 2019

My hon. Friend tempts me. On the specific issue of the free TV licence, we are urging the BBC to rethink its position. I have to say that I agree with my hon. Friend’s observation on the televised hustings, which made the candidates look like some kind of boy band perched on their stools. The BBC should always be an institution that is debated, including in further debates in this House.