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Television Licences

Volume 598: debated on Thursday 16 July 2015

On 9 September 2014 my predecessor, my right hon. Friend the Member for Bromsgrove (Sajid Javid), announced an independent review into TV licence fee enforcement. The obligation to conduct a review of the sanctions regime for TV licence evasion is contained in section 77 of the Deregulation Act 2015.

I am pleased today to announce the publication of the report for the TV licence fee enforcement review. This review has been independently led on behalf of the Government by David Perry QC, to whom I would like to record my thanks for his excellent work in considering this difficult issue.

The review is now complete and will be published today. In accordance with section 77(3) of the Deregulation Act 2015, I will lay a report setting out my response to the review within three months.

A copy of the report for the TV licence fee enforcement review has been deposited in the Libraries of both Houses.

Attachments can be found online at: http://www.parliament.uk/writtenstatements

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