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

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Photo of Owen Thompson Owen Thompson SNP Whip 12:33 pm, 21st July 2020

Age UK has said that many older people on low incomes have told it that if they are to find £150 or more a year to pay for a licence fee, they will have to forgo other essentials or try to survive without a TV at all. Given that TV news is the only source of information for some older people, particularly during the current pandemic, what would the Minister propose as an alternative way of getting this vital information to those who will no longer be able to afford to watch telly?