BBC licence fee decriminalisation: 'Not if, but how and when'
24 March 2014 Last updated at 11:31 GMT
Labour is set to back Conservative plans to give ministers the powers to make non-payment of the TV licence fee a civil rather than criminal offence.
The issue is to be voted on in the House of Commons on Tuesday, but the BBC has voiced fears that decriminalisation could cost it £200m through greater evasion.
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen, who first proposed the amendment, told the BBC's Norman Smith: "It's not a matter of if it will be decriminalised. It's a matter of how and when."