HC Deb 18 February 1982 vol 18 c192W
38. Mr. Dixon

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what change in the number of pensioners exempt from paying the full television licence fee took place between May 1979 and the latest date for which figures are available.

Mr. Mayhew

The number of pensioners not required to pay the full fee because they were covered by an old person's home licence was 390,000 in May 1979 and 480,000 in December 1981.