HC Deb 26 November 1981 vol 13 c442W
48. Mr. Alexander

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider extending the rule whereby all television sets in old people's homes may be run under one television licence to homes for the physically and mentally handicapped, in view of 1981 having been designated the International Year of Disabled People.

Mr. Mayhew

No. The special licence for residents in old persons' homes was introduced to correct an anomaly in the licensing of homes for retirement pensioners and was not intended as a welfare concession.