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TV licence fee non-payment 'could be decriminalised'

8 March 2014 Last updated at 09:58 GMT

Not paying the TV licence fee could become a civil offence, rather than a criminal one, under plans being considered by ministers.

In 2012 about 155,000 people were convicted and fined for not paying the £145.50 fee and about 70 were sent to prison.

Fiona Irving reports.