Politics latest news: BBC licence fee to be reviewed in 'coming weeks', suggests Michelle Donelan

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the world Sign up to our Telegraph Politics WhatsApp group Michelle Donelan has said she would review the BBC licence fee in the "coming weeks" as she declined to reveal

whether it could be scrapped. The new Culture Secretary praised the broadcaster's "tremendous" coverage of the Queen's funeral, refusing to make policy "on the

hoof". But speaking to Sky News, she added: "It is no secret that I have been a long term sceptic of the licence fee and we need to make sure the BBC is sustainable in the

long term. "I’m looking at this in the round, I’m someone who decides policy on evidence and that’s what I will be doing in the coming weeks." Appearing on the Today

programme, Ms Donelan spoke of the "importance" of decriminalising non-payment of the licence fee, indicated by Liz Truss during the Tory leadership campaign, and declined to say

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