Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:33 pm on 21st July 2020.

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Photo of Alun Cairns Alun Cairns Conservative, Vale of Glamorgan 12:33 pm, 21st July 2020

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the BBC could have the capacity to make significant savings to its £5 billion of spend a year, and does he agree that greater transparency would go a long way to help identify those savings? A Government Department or a local authority needs to publish every invoice in excess of £500. Is it not wholly unfair and iniquitous that the BBC has simply refused to do that?