HC Deb 11 February 1998 vol 306 c215W
Mr. Willis

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to extend the concessionary television licence fee scheme to cover all households where all the occupants are of pensionable age. [28946]

Mr. Fisher

The Government have no plans to do so. To provide £5 concessionary licences for all pensioner households would cost approximately £437 million annually in lost television licence fee revenue.