TV Licences for over-75S

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:10 pm on 8th May 2019.

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Photo of Paul Sweeney Paul Sweeney Shadow Minister (Scotland) 4:10 pm, 8th May 2019

My hon. Friend is making a powerful speech, and it is telling that there is no one really on the Government Benches to listen to it. That tells us about their shamefacedness in neglecting this debate and the important points raised. Not only are we facing pensioner poverty, which will only be increased by changes to the concession, but pensioners face significant social exclusion, especially in my constituency. For many, the only way they connect to the world is through television. Surely taking away the concession and putting the financial burden on pensioners will further alienate our pensioner population.