§ Mr. Winnick
asked the Prime Minister what representations she has received regarding a concessionary television licence fee for retired people living on their own; and if she will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister
I have from time to time received letters on this subject but we have no plans to introduce concessionary licences for pensioners. As my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary explained in the debate on 16 December 1981—[Vol. 15, c. 322–61]—we continue to take the view that the right way to help retirement pensioners is by maintaining the real value of the retirement pension.