HC Deb 20 June 1988 vol 135 cc375-6W
Mr. Skinner

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received seeking the withdrawal of his announcement of 18 May regarding the rise in the cost of concessionary television licences; what response he has made; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Renton

Between 19 May and 14 June, 12 members of the public and six hon. Members complained about the concessionary licence fee increase. Replies have explained that the increase is necessary to cover the costs of administering the concessionary scheme and of extending it.