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Part of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – in the House of Commons on 13th October 2020.

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Photo of Simon Jupp Simon Jupp Conservative, East Devon

I was pleased to hear the Foreign Secretary reaffirm the important role of the BBC World Service for UK soft power and influence for good when he appeared in front of the Foreign Affairs Committee recently. What consideration has the Department given to guaranteeing direct funding for the World Service, as the BBC looks at new funding models?