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Television Licence (Physically And Mentally Handicapped Persons)

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 26 November 1981

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48.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider extending the rule whereby all television sets in old people's homes may be run under one television licence to homes for the physically and mentally handicapped, in view of 1981 having been designated the International Year of Disabled People.

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.