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TV Licence

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many individuals purchased black and white television licences in each ITV television region between 1 December 2005 and 1 December 2006. (108763)

[holding answer 14 December 2006]: TV Licensing, which administers the television licensing system as agent for the BBC, does not record sales of TV licences by ITV region. The BBC have indicated that the total number of black and white licences purchased by individuals between 1 December 2005 and 30 November 2006 was approximately 38,000; in addition, just under 7,000 free licences were issued to people aged 75 or over and paid for by the Department for Work and Pensions.