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Television Licensing

Volume 718: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010


My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Ben Bradshaw) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

On 18 January 2007 (Official Report, col. 933), my right honourable friend the Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Tessa Jowell) announced the planned annual increases in the TV licence fee under the BBC’s six-year funding settlement, which began in April 2007. In line with that settlement, from 1 April 2010, the fee for a colour television licence will rise to £145.50 and the fee for a black and white licence will rise to £49. I will today lay before the House the regulations necessary to bring these new fees into force.