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Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 12:21 pm on 23rd February 2010.

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Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Sport) 12:21 pm, 23rd February 2010

Indeed, but the overwhelming majority voted for the ban.

Sky TV is important, particularly to me in my role as sports Minister. Like the hon. Member for Bournemouth, East, I have met Sky and been told that it will change how it handles rateable value. We think that that will be a step in the right direction. We are aware of the issues relating to community pubs in particular-