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

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Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Conservative, West Worcestershire 12:33 pm, 21st July 2020

I share everyone’s disappointment that the BBC has chosen to break the agreement that it came to in 2015, but what worries me above all about this change is that we are talking about people who are very old and frail—people who may be suffering from developing dementia, or may be going into care homes or hospitals. They will be criminalised if they do not pay the licence fee. The Minister has the power to change that, and I urge him to do so.