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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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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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unstar 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 the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on increasing the uptake of pension credit to reduce the effect of limiting free TV licences fee for people over 75. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 266724 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>Ministers have regular discussions with the Department for Work and Pensions on this issue. In light of the recent BBC decision on the future of the over 75 licence fee concession, the Government have asked the BBC to consider a range of measures to further support the most vulnerable pensioners, including measures to promote the take up of Pension Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T12:45:02.27Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood more like this
1132568
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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
unstar 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, how many people aged over 75 are in receipt of a free TV licence in (a) Barnsley Central, (b) Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority and (c) Yorkshire and the Humber region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 265517 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 Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport does not hold this information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T12:53:45.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:53:45.963Z
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4115
star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1132570
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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
unstar 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 estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of means-testing people aged over 75 for TV licences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 265518 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 cost and the administration of the over 75 licence fee concession from June 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T12:54:37.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:54:37.557Z
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4115
star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1132199
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
unstar 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
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
unstar 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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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
1133576
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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
unstar 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 the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the potential health effects on pensioners who are unable to pay the TV license fee; and what steps the Government is taking to tackle potential social isolation among those pensioners. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 267184 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State has regular discussions with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on a range of matters. The Government is taking steps to address potential loneliness, including appointing a minister to lead work on tackling loneliness and publishing the world’s first government strategy on loneliness, as well as securing £20million 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 Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:02:57.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:02:57.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
1132623
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place for the BBC to receive information about those in receipt of Pension Credit; and whether they are satisfied that any such measures comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL16401 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The BBC is responsible for the cost and the administration of the over 75 licence fee concession from June 2020, including data protection compliance.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The BBC proposes to operate a self-verification model for the over 75 licence fee concession from June 2020, with those who consider themselves eligible responsible for sharing evidence of their entitlement directly with the BBC.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>However, any necessary changes should be as easy to understand as possible and we look forward to hearing more about the detailed plans for communicating and implementing this change from the BBC.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T13:19:28.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T13:19:28.977Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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579
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1133845
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star this property date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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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
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25259
unstar 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 the Government plans to take to help protect vulnerable older people from prosecution for unpaid TV licences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 267716 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The BBC is responsible for the collection and enforcement of the licence fee, not government.</p><p> </p><p>The BBC set out in its decision document on the future of the over 75 licence fee concession that enforcement action would be a last resort, and that it will consider ‘people’s vulnerability'.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T13:42:56.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T13:42:56.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
1132624
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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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
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish details of the agreement reached with the BBC about the TV licence fee arrangements for those who are 75 or over, in particular how the agreement will be enforced. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL16402 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The decision on the future of the free TV licence fee concession is entirely a matter for the BBC. In the 2015 funding settlement, we agreed that responsibility for the concession would transfer to the BBC in June 2020. The agreement became part of the Digital Economy Act 2017, discussed and passed by the House, and enshrined in the new Royal Charter in 2017. Both the Act and the Royal Charter are already in the public domain.</p><p> </p><p>The BBC conducted an extensive public consultation with over 190,000 responses, before coming to a view that only those aged 75 and above and in receipt of pension credit will continue to receive a free television licence.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State expressed disappointment with the BBC for taking the most narrowly focused reform option despite receiving its highest ever level of licence fee funding. We have asked the BBC to do more to help the most vulnerable groups affected by the decision.</p><p> </p><p>Enforcement of the licence fee is also a matter for the BBC. But we have asked the BBC to consider among its measures of support for vulnerable groups, those which might alleviate concerns around enforcement among the over 75s.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T13:45:35.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T13:45:35.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1132625
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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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
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to enforce the proposed new licence fee arrangement for those aged 75 or over, in the event of non-payment. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL16403 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The decision on the future of the free TV licence fee concession is entirely a matter for the BBC. In the 2015 funding settlement, we agreed that responsibility for the concession would transfer to the BBC in June 2020. The agreement became part of the Digital Economy Act 2017, discussed and passed by the House, and enshrined in the new Royal Charter in 2017. Both the Act and the Royal Charter are already in the public domain.</p><p> </p><p>The BBC conducted an extensive public consultation with over 190,000 responses, before coming to a view that only those aged 75 and above and in receipt of pension credit will continue to receive a free television licence.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State expressed disappointment with the BBC for taking the most narrowly focused reform option despite receiving its highest ever level of licence fee funding. We have asked the BBC to do more to help the most vulnerable groups affected by the decision.</p><p> </p><p>Enforcement of the licence fee is also a matter for the BBC. But we have asked the BBC to consider among its measures of support for vulnerable groups, those which might alleviate concerns around enforcement among the over 75s.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T13:46:54.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T13:46:54.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this