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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:31 am on 6th February 2020.

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Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State 10:31 am, 6th February 2020

Let me start by congratulating my hon. Friend on his election to the Select Committee. I know he is a huge fan of the BBC. He is right to say that as we move forward into an increasingly digital age, where there are more and more channels to watch and platforms to choose from, it is clear that many people consider it odd that they can be imprisoned for not paying their licence fee. On the over-75s free licence, we believe that is the responsibility of the BBC.