HC Deb 16 December 2002 vol 396 c528W
Mr. Dodds

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost of providing free television licences to those aged over 75 years in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years was. [87333]

Dr. Howells

Free television licences for people aged 75 and over first became available in November 2000. The cost of free licences issued in Northern Ireland was £6.5 million in 2000–01 and £8.3 million in 2001–02.