Television: Licensing

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Ian Lucas Ian Lucas Labour, Wrexham

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with age-related third sector or charity organisations on the withdrawal of Government funding for free television licences for people over 75.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

The over 75’s continue to receive free TV licenses, following agreements between the BBC and Government that the BBC would assume responsibility for the over 75s television licence concession.

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