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BBC — [Phil Wilson in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:02 pm on 15th July 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Bridgen Andrew Bridgen Conservative, North West Leicestershire 5:02 pm, 15th July 2019

May I press the hon. Gentleman further on the BBC and the TV licence? What about over-75s who want to watch ITV or Channel 4 but, because of the licencing system, have to pay for the BBC? Is it not an anachronism that non-payment of the TV tax remains a criminal offence in this country? How can he possibly defend any of that?