HC Deb 11 December 1992 vol 215 c801W
Mr. Mike O'Brien

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage how many people were affected by the change in television licence rules for those living in sheltered housing; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Brooke

This is a matter for which the Department of National Heritage is now responsible. People who had the concession when the regulations were changed in 1988 have kept it. The regulations included a provision which preserved the rights of existing beneficiaries for their lifetime, provided they continued to live in accommodation which would have qualified under the old regulations.