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Television Licences (Pensioners)

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her most recent estimate is of the number of pensioners over 75 who are receiving a free television licence in the Selby constituency. [109011]

TV Licensing, who administer the concession as agents for the BBC, are not able to provide geographical breakdowns of the number of free licences issued. However, estimates based on the 1991 Census indicate that there were approximately 5,400 people aged 75 or over living in the Selby constituency.