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Television Licence Fee Concessions For Blind People

Volume 597: debated on Wednesday 17 February 1999

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What broadcasting licence fees are payable by registered blind persons resident in (a) England and Wales; (b) Scotland; and (c) Northern Ireland respectively. [HL924]

Throughout the United Kingdom, registered blind people are entitled to a reduction of £1.25 in the television licence fee and therefore pay £96.25 for a colour licence and £31.25 for a black and white one. This year's review of the future funding of the BBC will include a consideration of the current concessionary arrangements, including the reduction for blind people, and whether a suitable alternative structure could be available.