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Television Licences

Volume 938: debated on Monday 7 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether in the foreseeable future he has any intention of abolishing the concessionary television licences currently enjoyed by pensioners living in local authority homes and sheltered housing.

I have at present no intention of making any alterations to T.V. licence concessions. The Government are currently reconsidering the whole question of these concessions in the light of the Annan Comrnittee's recommendations that the concessionary licences available to residents in some old people's homes should be phased out and that no further concessions should be introduced.