Television: Licensing

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 23rd October 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Brady Baroness Brady Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in ensuring the continuation of the provision of free TV licences for over-75s.

Photo of Baroness Barran Baroness Barran The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Digital Economy Act 2017 provides that the future of the concession is the responsibility of the BBC, not of the government.

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport recently met with the Chairman of the BBC Board and the Director-General of the BBC and asked them to do more to help those affected by its decision.

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