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1133461
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Licensing more like this
unstar 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 whether they intend to legislate to reform the regulations governing the taxi and private hire trades; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL16496 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The response to the report by the Chair of the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing issued on 12 February committed to bring forward legislation to enable national minimum standards in licensing, enable greater enforcement powers for licensing officers and to establish a national licensing database to assist in the sharing of relevant information. Legislation will be brought forward when time allows.</p><p> </p><p>Taxis and private hire vehicle drivers are all subject to a ‘fit and proper’ assessment; any driver who poses a risk to public safety should not be permitted to hold a licence. Drivers are permitted to undertake pre-booked work outside of the area in which they are licensed. As set out in the Government’s response, the Government will consider how restrictions on out-of-area journeys might work in practice, with a view to legislating.</p><p> </p><p>The Government response to the Task and Finish Group report explained that, since the Law Commission concluded in 2014 that a statutory definition of plying for hire would not be a practical improvement on the current position and there being no change in the legal situation, the Government would not take forward that recommendation.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16497 more like this
HL16498 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T14:32:23.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:32:23.053Z
star this property answering member
4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property tabling member
248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1133462
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Licensing more like this
unstar 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 consideration they have given to restricting cross border hiring to put an end to out-of-town taxi drivers operating in areas in which they (1) do not have a licence, and (2) threaten the safety of the public. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL16497 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The response to the report by the Chair of the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing issued on 12 February committed to bring forward legislation to enable national minimum standards in licensing, enable greater enforcement powers for licensing officers and to establish a national licensing database to assist in the sharing of relevant information. Legislation will be brought forward when time allows.</p><p> </p><p>Taxis and private hire vehicle drivers are all subject to a ‘fit and proper’ assessment; any driver who poses a risk to public safety should not be permitted to hold a licence. Drivers are permitted to undertake pre-booked work outside of the area in which they are licensed. As set out in the Government’s response, the Government will consider how restrictions on out-of-area journeys might work in practice, with a view to legislating.</p><p> </p><p>The Government response to the Task and Finish Group report explained that, since the Law Commission concluded in 2014 that a statutory definition of plying for hire would not be a practical improvement on the current position and there being no change in the legal situation, the Government would not take forward that recommendation.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16496 more like this
HL16498 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T14:32:23.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:32:23.1Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property tabling member
248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1133463
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Licensing more like this
unstar 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 whether they will reconsider introducing a statutory definition of (1) plying for hire, and (2) pre-booked, as recommended by the Task and Finish Group on taxi and private hire vehicle licensing. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL16498 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The response to the report by the Chair of the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing issued on 12 February committed to bring forward legislation to enable national minimum standards in licensing, enable greater enforcement powers for licensing officers and to establish a national licensing database to assist in the sharing of relevant information. Legislation will be brought forward when time allows.</p><p> </p><p>Taxis and private hire vehicle drivers are all subject to a ‘fit and proper’ assessment; any driver who poses a risk to public safety should not be permitted to hold a licence. Drivers are permitted to undertake pre-booked work outside of the area in which they are licensed. As set out in the Government’s response, the Government will consider how restrictions on out-of-area journeys might work in practice, with a view to legislating.</p><p> </p><p>The Government response to the Task and Finish Group report explained that, since the Law Commission concluded in 2014 that a statutory definition of plying for hire would not be a practical improvement on the current position and there being no change in the legal situation, the Government would not take forward that recommendation.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16496 more like this
HL16497 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T14:32:23.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:32:23.147Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property tabling member
248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1132650
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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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Gaming Machines more like this
unstar 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 how many (1) Fixed-Odd Betting Terminals and (2) Electronic Gaming Machines, are on property belonging to the Ministry of Defence. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL16428 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>Gambling as an addiction has serious implications for Defence; as a security risk, financially, a mental health issue and as a wider welfare impact on Service personnel; families; veterans and their families. Gambling addiction is difficult to target and deal with effectively as most activity is carried out when Service personnel are off duty or at home. However, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) is working to raise financial awareness among Service personnel; all three Services provide links on their welfare sites to several financial advisory sites including MoneyForce, Joining Forces Credit Union, the Services Insurance and Investment Advisory Panel and GamCare, a national charity and leading provider of information, advice and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD has not funded or conducted any research on problem gambling among Service personnel or veterans. We are aware that in 2017 the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) supported a gambling study by Swansea University, the preliminary findings of which suggested UK veterans may be at an increased risk of developing gambling problems than non-veterans. In 2018, FiMT awarded Swansea University £279,503 to undertake a survey to understand and explore the levels of gambling participation and attitudes to gambling in ex-Service personnel.</p><p> </p><p>The requested information on the numbers of betting terminals and gaming machines on MOD property and the revenue generated and beneficiaries is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16429 more like this
HL16430 more like this
HL16431 more like this
HL16432 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.167Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
1132651
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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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Gaming Machines more like this
unstar 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 how much money was made from Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals located on Ministry of Defence property in (1) 2015, (2) 2016, (3) 2017, and (4) 2018; and who was the beneficiary of any such money. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL16429 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>Gambling as an addiction has serious implications for Defence; as a security risk, financially, a mental health issue and as a wider welfare impact on Service personnel; families; veterans and their families. Gambling addiction is difficult to target and deal with effectively as most activity is carried out when Service personnel are off duty or at home. However, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) is working to raise financial awareness among Service personnel; all three Services provide links on their welfare sites to several financial advisory sites including MoneyForce, Joining Forces Credit Union, the Services Insurance and Investment Advisory Panel and GamCare, a national charity and leading provider of information, advice and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD has not funded or conducted any research on problem gambling among Service personnel or veterans. We are aware that in 2017 the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) supported a gambling study by Swansea University, the preliminary findings of which suggested UK veterans may be at an increased risk of developing gambling problems than non-veterans. In 2018, FiMT awarded Swansea University £279,503 to undertake a survey to understand and explore the levels of gambling participation and attitudes to gambling in ex-Service personnel.</p><p> </p><p>The requested information on the numbers of betting terminals and gaming machines on MOD property and the revenue generated and beneficiaries is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16428 more like this
HL16430 more like this
HL16431 more like this
HL16432 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.227Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
1132652
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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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Gambling more like this
unstar 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 assessment they have made of gambling-related harm amongst (1) veterans, and (2) those currently serving in Her Majesty's Armed Forces; and whether the Ministry of Defence has conducted any research into gambling participation rates in those groups. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL16430 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>Gambling as an addiction has serious implications for Defence; as a security risk, financially, a mental health issue and as a wider welfare impact on Service personnel; families; veterans and their families. Gambling addiction is difficult to target and deal with effectively as most activity is carried out when Service personnel are off duty or at home. However, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) is working to raise financial awareness among Service personnel; all three Services provide links on their welfare sites to several financial advisory sites including MoneyForce, Joining Forces Credit Union, the Services Insurance and Investment Advisory Panel and GamCare, a national charity and leading provider of information, advice and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD has not funded or conducted any research on problem gambling among Service personnel or veterans. We are aware that in 2017 the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) supported a gambling study by Swansea University, the preliminary findings of which suggested UK veterans may be at an increased risk of developing gambling problems than non-veterans. In 2018, FiMT awarded Swansea University £279,503 to undertake a survey to understand and explore the levels of gambling participation and attitudes to gambling in ex-Service personnel.</p><p> </p><p>The requested information on the numbers of betting terminals and gaming machines on MOD property and the revenue generated and beneficiaries is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16428 more like this
HL16429 more like this
HL16431 more like this
HL16432 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.277Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
1132653
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Gambling more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision is available to problem gamblers who are currently serving in Her Majesty's Armed Forces. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL16431 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>Gambling as an addiction has serious implications for Defence; as a security risk, financially, a mental health issue and as a wider welfare impact on Service personnel; families; veterans and their families. Gambling addiction is difficult to target and deal with effectively as most activity is carried out when Service personnel are off duty or at home. However, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) is working to raise financial awareness among Service personnel; all three Services provide links on their welfare sites to several financial advisory sites including MoneyForce, Joining Forces Credit Union, the Services Insurance and Investment Advisory Panel and GamCare, a national charity and leading provider of information, advice and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD has not funded or conducted any research on problem gambling among Service personnel or veterans. We are aware that in 2017 the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) supported a gambling study by Swansea University, the preliminary findings of which suggested UK veterans may be at an increased risk of developing gambling problems than non-veterans. In 2018, FiMT awarded Swansea University £279,503 to undertake a survey to understand and explore the levels of gambling participation and attitudes to gambling in ex-Service personnel.</p><p> </p><p>The requested information on the numbers of betting terminals and gaming machines on MOD property and the revenue generated and beneficiaries is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16428 more like this
HL16429 more like this
HL16430 more like this
HL16432 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.323Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
1132654
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Gambling more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made, if any, of the number of problem gamblers who are currently serving in Her Majesty's Armed Forces. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL16432 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>Gambling as an addiction has serious implications for Defence; as a security risk, financially, a mental health issue and as a wider welfare impact on Service personnel; families; veterans and their families. Gambling addiction is difficult to target and deal with effectively as most activity is carried out when Service personnel are off duty or at home. However, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) is working to raise financial awareness among Service personnel; all three Services provide links on their welfare sites to several financial advisory sites including MoneyForce, Joining Forces Credit Union, the Services Insurance and Investment Advisory Panel and GamCare, a national charity and leading provider of information, advice and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD has not funded or conducted any research on problem gambling among Service personnel or veterans. We are aware that in 2017 the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) supported a gambling study by Swansea University, the preliminary findings of which suggested UK veterans may be at an increased risk of developing gambling problems than non-veterans. In 2018, FiMT awarded Swansea University £279,503 to undertake a survey to understand and explore the levels of gambling participation and attitudes to gambling in ex-Service personnel.</p><p> </p><p>The requested information on the numbers of betting terminals and gaming machines on MOD property and the revenue generated and beneficiaries is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16428 more like this
HL16429 more like this
HL16430 more like this
HL16431 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.403Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans 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 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
unstar 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
star this property tabling member printed
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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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property tabling member
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
star this property answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Truscott more like this
star this property uin HL16361 more like this
star this property answer
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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
star this property answering member
4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property tabling member
3682
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this