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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 Brendan O'Hara Brendan O'Hara Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Inclusive Society) 10:31 am, 6th February 2020

I fear that if we look beyond the headline about the decriminalisation of non-payment, we see yet another attack from the Government Benches, led by Philip Davies, on the BBC and the very principle of public service broadcasting. Given the shambles of the licence fee for over-75s, does the Minister agree that power over the licence fee should be removed from Government to avoid such political jiggery-pokery in future?