HC Deb 23 October 1979 vol 972 cc156-7W
33. Mr. Gwilym Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many representations he has received on the impact of the cost of television licences on pensioners not living in sheltered accommodation; and if he will list these representations in the Official Report.

Mr. Prentice

Representations have been received from the General and Municipal Workers Union, the Transport and General Workers Union and some 30 individuals, including eight cases which have been passed to me by hon. Members. In addition I have answered questions in the House on the subject. Most of the cases have been passed to my right hon. Friend, the Home Secretary, who has responsibility for setting the level of the television licence fee.