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

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Photo of Kieran Mullan Kieran Mullan Conservative, Crewe and Nantwich 12:33 pm, 21st July 2020

I know that “Eastenders” has a place in the hearts of many of our constituents, but not one so well embedded that they were not disappointed to learn that the cost of rebuilding the set went from just under £60 million to almost £90 million—£30 million of licence fee money on one project. Would it not be better for the BBC to focus on saving money and selling worldwide what we pay it to make, rather than on cutting free TV licences for pensioners?