HC Deb 16 March 1965 vol 708 c227W
29 and 30. Mr. Harold Walker

asked the Postmaster-General (1) if he will now reduce the cost to retirement pensioners of radio and television receiver licences;

(2) if he will exclude retirement pensioners and the chronic sick from increases in radio and television receiver licences.

Mr. Benn

I am currently considering the B.B.C.'s case for an increase in licence fees but a decision has not yet been reached. The Government will, of course, keep the particular circumstances of retirement pensioners and others fully in mind but I cannot undertake to make any concessions.