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Television: Licensing

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Hendon constituency received free television licences in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09. (272301)

I have been asked to reply.

TV Licensing, which administers free television licences for people aged 75 or over as agents for the BBC, can provide breakdown only by postcode. However, according to the records of the Department for Work and Pensions the number of households with at least one person aged 75 or over claiming the winter fuel payment in the Hendon constituency in 2007-08 was 5,830. Figures for 2008-09 are still being compiled.