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Disabled Persons (Television Licence Concession)

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 19 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce amending legislation to give the same concession to disabled people living in disabled people's homes as that already given to old people in old people's homes, whereby only one television licence is required for the home, covering the use of television sets in individual bedrooms.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to extend the concessions available to pensioners under the old person's home broadcast receiving licence arrangements for those who live in such a home to younger disabled people living in similar circumstances.

No. The special licence for residents in old persons' homes was introduced to correct an anomaly in the licensing of homes for retirement pensioners and was not intended as a welfare concession.