Television Licence (Pensioners)

Petition – in the House of Commons at 9:35 am on 25th March 1988.

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Photo of Graham Allen Graham Allen , Nottingham North 9:35 am, 25th March 1988

I wish to present a petition on behalf of a pensioner from my constituency, Mrs. Hunt, and 400 other elderly residents of my constituency who wish to petition this House to the effect that they do not agree with the television licence fee being increased for pensioners, many of whom depend upon the television for comfort and company. The petition urges the Government to ensure that the television licence is held at its present level and, in the longer term, concessionary or free licences for pensioners are introduced.I ask the House to take note of the petition.

To lie upon the Table.