HC Deb 04 March 1998 vol 307 c672W
Liz Blackman

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to improve the current concessionary television licence scheme. [32564]

Mr. Fisher

The Government have no plans at present for any changes to the concessionary television licence scheme. However, the Government's Agreement with the BBC provides for a review of future funding arrangements prior to March 2002. We shall conduct that review in good time to allow decisions to be taken before then. It will include a detailed consideration of licence fee concessions.

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