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BBC — [Phil Wilson in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:24 pm on 15th July 2019.

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Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Conservative, Bexhill and Battle 5:24 pm, 15th July 2019

Channel 4 is a public sector broadcaster and receives subsidies, as my hon. Friend mentioned, but Channel 4 outbid the BBC for one of its own programmes, “The Great British Bake Off”. Channel 4 behaves like a commercial organisation, whereas the BBC does not—it grows organically and then, unfortunately, gets taken advantage of.