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BBC — [Phil Wilson in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:30 pm on 15th July 2019.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Chair, Petitions Committee 4:30 pm, 15th July 2019

My hon. Friend is right. The BBC was very foolish to accept that agreement with the Government, who did what we have seen them do so often: devolve the blame for their cuts. We have seen that time and again, particularly in relation to older people. The Government say they want a good system of adult social care, but they have consistently cut the funding for councils to pay for it, especially in the poorest areas and in those with the longest legacy of industrial diseases and ill health.