TV licence and BBC funding future: Bridgen and Goodman
10 March 2014 Last updated at 14:22 GMT
A Conservative MP said magistrates have been contacting him to support a bid to decriminalise non-payment of the TV licence.
Andrew Bridgen claimed the BBC was "playing a blinder" on media coverage of the issue, as he debated the future of paying for TV, radio and online services, with shadow culture minister Helen Goodman, who backed retaining it, at least in the near future.
They were on BBC2's Daily Politics with presenter Jo Coburn and and Lib Dem MP Jeremy Browne,