HC Deb 22 February 1990 vol 167 c908W
14. Mr. Canavan

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many representations he has received over the last 12 months about concessionary television licences for pensioners.

Mr. Mellor

In my reply to the hon. Member's question of 22 January I confirmed that in 1989 we received 212 letters and four petitions about reduced-price or free television licences for pensioners. Since 1 January 1990 we have received a further 46 such letters, 23 of them from hon. Members.