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Television Licences

Volume 958: debated on Monday 20 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action his Department took to ensure that the information conveyed to social services departments in connection with television licence concessions changes was passed on to district council housing departments; and whether any specific requests to do so were made in the relevant correspondence.

No specific request was made to directors of social services to notify district council housing departments about the changes in the arrangements for the old persons' home licence announced on 6th April. Social Services departments have an overall responsibility for the welfare of the elderly in their areas and it was therefore within their discretion to decide to whom the necessary information should be passed.