HC Deb 05 March 2001 vol 364 c63W
19. Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many pensioner households in the northwest are in receipt of a free television licence. [150501]

Mr. Rooker

TV Licensing, which administers this concession for the BBC as licensing authority, is not able to provide geographical breakdowns of the number of free licences issued.

However, using family resources survey data, we estimate that 360,000 pensioner households may qualify for a free television licence in the North West Government Office Region.