Television: Licensing

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 14th January 2010.

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Photo of Phyllis Starkey Phyllis Starkey Labour, Milton Keynes South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many persons over 75 years old received a free television licence in 2008-09.

Photo of Siôn Simon Siôn Simon Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Free television licences are administered for people aged 75 or over by TV Licensing as agents for the BBC.

According to the BBC's annual report and accounts, there were 4 million free television licences issued to pensioners aged 75 or over in 2008-09.

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