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

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Photo of Gareth Bacon Gareth Bacon Conservative, Orpington 12:33 pm, 21st July 2020

The licence fee was first introduced in 1946 largely to help fund television after the second world war. At that time, there was one channel and one broadcaster. The world has changed a great deal since then and we see new digital streaming services emerging on an almost daily basis. Following the Minister’s answer to my hon. Friend Jack Brereton, will he assure the House that there will be a fundamental review of how the BBC is funded in time for its new charter in 2027?