TV Licences for over-75S

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:09 pm on 8th May 2019.

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Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Arts and Heritage) 2:09 pm, 8th May 2019

I am acting on Mr Speaker’s instructions, because I wish to point out to the Minister and John Lamont, who I do not think was then a Member of the House, that at the time my hon. Friend Louise Haigh said in the Digital Economy Bill Committee:

“I rise to address new clause 38, which is in my name and that of my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff West. I am sorry to say that this is where any cross-party consensus on the Bill ends. We absolutely do not support clause 76 or any of the amendments to it. Not only the Opposition, but the more than 4 million over-75s in this country who currently make use of this benefit oppose the clause.”––[Official Report, Digital Economy Public Bill Committee, 27 October 2016;
c. 390.]