Commons officials prevent MPs asking about BBC license fee


Douglas Carswell MP writes candidly about the ability of Parliament to do its job:

The House of Commons is useless at holding those with executive power to account. If Mr Speaker presides over a Table Office that won’t allow questions about the license fee, what’s the point of Parliament or of elections to decide its composition? (The Table Office claim its because the license fee isn’t part of ministerial responsibility – but its the executive deciding what is and what isn’t their responsibiliity, not the legislature – as was once the case).

Fearsome stuff.

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