I spoke in Parliament this week in a debate about the future of the BBC. As I said in my speech, the BBC is often criticised but rarely bettered. It is a national asset we should all treasure. You can watch a short clip of my closing remarks here.
The Government has agreed a new Royal Charter that gives our national broadcaster the certainty and security it needs and we welcome that. But the Tories had already saddled the BBC with extra costs.
As part of the last licence fee agreement, it agreed to take on the £700mn a year cost of paying for free TV licences for the over 75s. We don't think this is fair and Labour is currently examining whether it can be overturned in Parliament.
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