Television: Licensing

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 22nd October 2018.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of pensioners in receipt of free TV licences in each parliamentary constituency in Wales.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Holding answer received on 22 October 2018

The department does not hold data on the number of households in receipt of a free television license broken down by Parliamentary constituency.

The number of households in receipt of winter fuel payment (aged 75 and over) by Parliamentary constituency can be used as a proxy for television license (assuming those in receipt of winter fuel payment have a television) and can be found in the dataset ‘Households by Parliamentary constituency and age, Winter Fuel Payment, 2017 to 2018’ via the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/winter-fuel-payment-recipient-and-household-figures-2017-to-2018

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