HC Deb 23 June 1997 vol 296 c377W
Mr. Winnick

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage how many letters have been received by his Department concerning concessionary television licences since 2 May; and what response he has given to such letters. [5070]

Mr. Fisher

Since 2 May, the Department of National Heritage has received 49 letters from hon. Members and 71 letters from members of the public about reduced-fee television licences. The Government accepts that the current concessionary scheme can give rise to anomalies and is not wholly satisfactory, and will continue to examine ways in which it might be improved, but has no plans at present to introduce any changes.

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