HC Deb 17 March 2000 vol 346 c369W
Mr. Martlew

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will assess the benefits of granting partially sighted people a reduced television licence fee. [113268]

Janet Anderson

The independent review panel on the future funding of the BBC considered the question but recommended only that registered blind people should be entitled to a 50 per cent. reduction in the licence fee. We have no plans to make any further assessment.