Oral Answers to Questions — Broadcasting – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th January 1951.
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Mr. De la BÃ¨re:
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will now consider dispensing with the radio licence fee for the old age pensioners over 70 years of age.
After careful and sympathetic consideration, the Government is unable to agree to the issue of broadcast receiving licences free to old age pensioners.
Why does not the right hon. Gentleman abandon his half-thoughts? Why does not he do something practicable? This suggestion is not impracticable. Is he not aware that there is no justification for his refusal?
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