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

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Photo of Scott Benton Scott Benton Conservative, Blackpool South 12:33 pm, 21st July 2020

Many of my constituents question why they are forced to pay for an outdated and regressive tax to fund an organisation whose values are becoming increasingly detached from their own. The BBC’s decision to renege on its agreement to fund the licence fee for those aged 75 and over has only served to harden these views. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the time has come to review the very existence of the licence fee?