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Television Licence

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 27th March 2006.

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Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will fund a concessionary television licence fee for refuge centres that shelter women and children from domestic violence.

Photo of James Purnell James Purnell Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Media and Tourism), Department for Culture, Media & Sport

As indicated in the BBC Charter Review White Paper published on 14 March, responses to last year's Green Paper consultation identified a range of groups with a case for concessionary TV licences, pensioners below the age of 75; people on low incomes; partially sighted people; students; people in hostels for homeless people; members of the armed services; and catering staff in communal accommodation. However, there was no clear consensus on how such concessions should be allocated or funded and the White Paper therefore proposes no changes to the existing concessions. The draft Charter and Agreement was published along with the White Paper and as my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has made clear there is the possibility of representations on all these issues.

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