HC Deb 02 March 1971 vol 812 c397W
Mr. Chichester-Clark

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will now make a statement on his policy regarding supplementary benefit for retirement pensioners who find difficulties in paying their television licences.

Mr. Dean

It is the Government's policy to provide supplementary pensioners with a level of income which allows a margin for amenities, to be spent as the individual pensioner chooses on such things as television licences.