HL Deb 16 December 1999 vol 608 c53WA
Baroness Anelay of St Johns

asked Her Majesty's Government:

With reference to their review of television licence concessions which they announced would be completed by the end of November (a) how many responses were received from individuals and from organisations; (b) whether they will place a copy of the responses in the Library of the House; and (c) when they expect to publish their response. [HL198]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

To date we have received around 2,000 responses from individuals and organisations on the independent review panel's recommendations on the future funding of the BBC. The closing date for the public consultation was 1 November. We will consider all the panel's recommendations in the light of responses received and hope to announce final decisions in January, at which point we will publish a summary of responses to the consultation and place copies in the Libraries of both Houses.