HC Deb 01 July 1966 vol 730 c340W
Mr. Donald Anderson

asked the Postmaster General if he will make an estimate of the cost to the Exchequer of waiving the whole or half the television licence fee for old-age pensioners, either single persons or married couples, who live on their own.

Mr. Benn

The number of retirement pensioners who, as single persons or as married couples, live on their own, is not known; and no meaningful estimate of the cost of waiving the television licence fee whether in whole or in part can be made.