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Television Licence Fee

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has for the future of the television licence fee. [114098]

The Government intend that the television licence fee will remain as the main source of BBC funding at least until the expiry of the BBC's current Royal Charter at the end of 2006. The arrangements for funding the Corporation after that date will need to be considered as part of the Charter review process.