§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Postmaster-General if he will state the anomalies which make it impractical to grant concessions on the £5 television licences which press harshly on people of bad hearing, especially old deaf people.130W
§ Mr. Benn
Among the main considerations are these. It would give preference to only one out of a number of categories of viewers; within that category it would not necessarily help those in greatest need; it would confer an advantage on some viewers for whom it was not intended; and it would make the ownership of a television set a condition of obtaining a measure of social benefit.