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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

The hon. Gentleman makes a sensible point. The Government strongly support the BBC’s mission to bring high-quality and impartial news to a global audience, including some of the most remote places in the world and particularly where free speech is limited. The BBC recently launched 12 new language services, and we very much support its approach in that regard.