HL Deb 17 March 2005 vol 670 cc41-2WS
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Lord McIntosh of Haringey)

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport (Tessa Jowell) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

On 18 November last year (Official Report, House of Commons, col. 99WS), the Government announced that, from 1 April 2005, the fee for a colour television licence would rise to £126.50 and the black and white licence fee to £42.00. I am today laying before the House the regulations necessary to bring these new fees into force.

The new regulations also increase the fee for a duplicate licence, to replace one that has been lost or destroyed, from £3.25 to £4.50.