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Television Licences

Volume 973: debated on Thursday 8 November 1979

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46.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will reconsider the arrangement whereby a licence holder who changes from a colour to a monochrome television set is not entitled to a refund on his current colour television licence.

No. The grounds on which refunds may be given must be limited if the licensing system is not to become unmanageable.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy, in any calculations for increasing the television licence fee, not to include movements in pay and conditions of BBC technicians brought about in an attempt to bridge the gap between BBC and ITV pay rates.

All relevant factors will be taken into account when I next consider the future level of the television licence fees.