Digital Economy Bill - Committee (4th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:15 pm on 8th February 2017.

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Photo of Lord Gordon of Strathblane Lord Gordon of Strathblane Labour 5:15 pm, 8th February 2017

My Lords, I was a member of that licence fee commission under Gavyn Davies in 1998. It may interest the House to know that we had a subcommittee under the late Lord Newton looking at the issue of possibly funding a licence fee for over-75s and making it free. The unanimous conclusion of the committee was that that was a very bad idea and wholly inappropriate for the BBC.