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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the BBC on the proposed removal of free television licences for people aged over 75. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
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Mr David Davis more like this
star this property uin 268373 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Since the BBC took its decision, I have met with the Chairman of the BBC Board and the Director-General of the BBC and I have asked them to do more to help the most vulnerable groups affected by the decision.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T15:38:06.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:38:06.047Z
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1560
star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this
1134495
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with representatives from the BBC on the BBC's decision to charge people aged over 75 for TV licences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
star this property tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 269020 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Since the BBC took its decision, I have met with the Chairman of the BBC Board and the Director-General of the BBC and I have asked them to do more to help the most vulnerable groups affected by the decision.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T11:49:15.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T11:49:15.253Z
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1560
star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
star this property tabling member
1597
unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1134847
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that people over 75 who cannot afford to pay for a TV licence will be able to access democracy and keep informed of current affairs from June 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
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Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
star this property uin 269764 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The future of the over 75 licence fee concession is the responsibility of the BBC. In the 2015 funding settlement, the Government and the BBC agreed that responsibility for the concession would transfer to the BBC in June 2020.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government is disappointed with the BBC’s decision as it has been clear that it wants and expects the BBC to continue this concession. Since the BBC took its decision, I have met with the Chairman of the BBC Board and the Director-General of the BBC and I have asked them to do more to help the most vulnerable groups affected by the decision.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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269765 more like this
269766 more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T15:40:16.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:40:16.037Z
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1560
star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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4642
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
1134848
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that people over 75 who do not use the internet are not digitally excluded and will receive the necessary support to pay for a TV licence from June 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
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Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
star this property uin 269765 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The future of the over 75 licence fee concession is the responsibility of the BBC. In the 2015 funding settlement, the Government and the BBC agreed that responsibility for the concession would transfer to the BBC in June 2020.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government is disappointed with the BBC’s decision as it has been clear that it wants and expects the BBC to continue this concession. Since the BBC took its decision, I have met with the Chairman of the BBC Board and the Director-General of the BBC and I have asked them to do more to help the most vulnerable groups affected by the decision.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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269764 more like this
269766 more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T15:40:16.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:40:16.083Z
star this property answering member
1560
star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
star this property tabling member
4642
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
1134849
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he plans to take to ensure that people over 75 whose level of income is above the threshold of eligibility for pension credit are able to pay for a TV licence from June 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
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Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
star this property uin 269766 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The future of the over 75 licence fee concession is the responsibility of the BBC. In the 2015 funding settlement, the Government and the BBC agreed that responsibility for the concession would transfer to the BBC in June 2020.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government is disappointed with the BBC’s decision as it has been clear that it wants and expects the BBC to continue this concession. Since the BBC took its decision, I have met with the Chairman of the BBC Board and the Director-General of the BBC and I have asked them to do more to help the most vulnerable groups affected by the decision.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
269764 more like this
269765 more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T15:40:16.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:40:16.113Z
star this property answering member
1560
star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
star this property tabling member
4642
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
1136015
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the withdrawal of free TV licences for over-75s on the (a) well-being and (b) isolation of elderly people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney more like this
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Gerald Jones more like this
star this property uin 271553 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The future of the over 75 licence fee concession is a matter for the BBC. Parliament transferred responsibility in passing the Digital Economy Act in 2017. On the specific issues of the well-being and isolation of the elderly, My Department work closely with the Department for Health and Social Care, and the Government is taking steps to address loneliness. These include appointing a minister to lead work on tackling loneliness; publishing the world’s first government strategy on loneliness; and securing £20 million of new grant-funding for projects run by charities and community groups to bring people together.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T09:22:56.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T09:22:56.93Z
star this property answering member
1560
star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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4501
unstar this property label Biography information for Gerald Jones more like this
1138114
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will hold further discussions with the BBC to ensure that free TV licences are provided to all people over the age of 75; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 275659 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>I made a statement to the House on 11 June 2019, and spoke on the matter at Oral Questions on 04 July 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has expressed its disappointment with the BBC’s decision for taking the most narrowly focused review option. Since the BBC took its decision, I have met with the Chairman of the BBC Board and the Director-General of the BBC and I have asked them to do more to help the most vulnerable groups affected by the decision.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T13:39:25.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:39:25.093Z
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1560
star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
star this property tabling member
253
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1139303
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the BBC on requiring people in care homes to purchase TV licences; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 277633 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government remains clear that residents of care homes may be eligible for an Accommodation for Residential Care (ARC) licence fee concession. Licences issued under this concession currently cost £7.50 per room, flat or bungalow, and the Government has no intention to change this.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on the concession can be found on the TV Licensing website: <a href="https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ78" target="_blank">https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ78</a> .</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:07:13.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:07:13.067Z
star this property answering member
1560
star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
star this property tabling member
253
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1132199
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to take action against third party organisations which charge TV licence fee payers for services which are provided for free by TV Licensing. more like this
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Lord Truscott more like this
star this property uin HL16360 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The BBC is responsible for the collection and enforcement of the licence fee, not the Government. Third party sites offering TV Licensing services are not endorsed by TV Licensing and customers are always advised to contact TV Licensing directly or go to the official site at www.tvlicensing.co.uk. Further information is available to the public on the official TV Licensing website at https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ312</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government expects the BBC to consider what steps it can take to reduce the impact of these third party services where customers are being misled.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16361 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T13:39:56.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:39:56.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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3682
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this
1132200
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 13 June (HL16067), what action they are taking to prevent third parties from misleading BBC customers and such customers incurring unnecessary costs. more like this
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Lord Truscott more like this
star this property uin HL16361 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The BBC is responsible for the collection and enforcement of the licence fee, not the Government. Third party sites offering TV Licensing services are not endorsed by TV Licensing and customers are always advised to contact TV Licensing directly or go to the official site at www.tvlicensing.co.uk. Further information is available to the public on the official TV Licensing website at https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ312</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government expects the BBC to consider what steps it can take to reduce the impact of these third party services where customers are being misled.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16360 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T13:39:56.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:39:56.58Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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3682
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this