Ogmore MP, Chris Elmore, has expressed his support for the TV license fee during a debate in Parliament.
Citing Doctor Who and Casualty as pr
ime examples of BBC Wales proving its worth to viewers, the local MP highlighted the regional services which were available as a result of the current system.
Mr Elmore commented: “The BBC is a Great British institution which goes from strength to strength. The regional services they provide and the support they give to S4C is constantly expanding and this is very positive to see.”
MPs were debating a public petition in Westminster Hall which questioned why the license fee remained in place.
Mr Elmore continued: “If you look at the amount of money a license fee payer contributes to the BBC per day and compare it to the output they receive in return with shows like Blue Planet II, Sherlock, Peaky Blinders – the list goes on – it’s incredibly good value for money. Not to mention all of the news and sport programmes which are world class.”
Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital, echoed Mr Elmore’s support for the BBC by stating that the UK Government would continue to maintain the current license fee system.