Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:33 pm on 21st July 2020.

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Photo of Navendu Mishra Navendu Mishra Labour, Stockport 12:33 pm, 21st July 2020

Research by the Library has revealed that more than 3,000 households in my constituency may lose access to their free TV licence as a result of the Government’s deal with the BBC. The charity Age UK described axing the free TV licence as

“a kick in the teeth for millions of over 75s who have had a torrid time during this crisis.”

What message does the Minister have for pensioners forced to take difficult decisions between their television and other essentials such as food and heating?