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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 Martin Vickers Martin Vickers Conservative, Cleethorpes 10:31 am, 6th February 2020

The BBC recently announced that it was shedding 450 staff from the news department, and yet it said that it would still provide a fully comprehensive service. When those reports are seen by my constituents, many of whom find it difficult to raise the funds to pay for the licence, they think that the BBC does need slimming down. Will the Minister assure my constituents that he will keep up the pressure on the BBC to reduce its costs?