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1136752
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star 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 what plans they have to provide additional support to Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service in order to deal with any increase in cases of non-payment of TV licences by vulnerable defendants over the age of 75 from June 2020. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16902 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service has not made any specific arrangements for any potential increase in non-payment prosecutions for TV licences from June 2020. If required, to meet any emerging demand, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service will deploy its planning and allocation processes to allow for resource adjustment or reallocation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T13:29:15.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T13:29:15.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1136753
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star 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 whether they have made any estimate of the number of prosecutions of people over the age of 75 that may arise from non-payment of TV licences from June 2020. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16903 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>No estimate has been made as to the potential increase in prosecutions for non-payment of TV licences from June 2020</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T13:29:26.363Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T13:29:26.363Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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579
star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock 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 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star 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 remove filter
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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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579
star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock 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
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star 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 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 remove filter
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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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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579
star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1132625
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 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star 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 remove filter
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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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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579
star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1135706
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 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star 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 assist those over 75 with long-term complex illnesses such as dementia to pay for a TV licence from June 2020. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16799 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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><p> </p><p>The BBC is committed to working with older peoples groups, charities and voluntary organisations to design a bespoke system to support all those over 75 affected by its decision. As part of this system, the BBC says that its licensing arm, TV Licensing, will make it as easy as possible for carers and family members to act as representatives for pensioners seeking to claim a free TV licence, including those caring for elderly people with complex illnesses like dementia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16800 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T14:25:38.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T14:25:38.533Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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579
star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1135707
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 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing remove filter
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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 information and advice they intend to provide to carers who work with people who are over 75 to help them to pay for a TV licence from June 2020. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16800 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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><p> </p><p>The BBC is committed to working with older peoples groups, charities and voluntary organisations to design a bespoke system to support all those over 75 affected by its decision. As part of this system, the BBC says that its licensing arm, TV Licensing, will make it as easy as possible for carers and family members to act as representatives for pensioners seeking to claim a free TV licence, including those caring for elderly people with complex illnesses like dementia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16799 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T14:25:38.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T14:25:38.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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579
star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1135708
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing remove filter
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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 assessment they have made of the change to the TV licence concession for the over-75s from June 2020; how that change will affect the Accommodation for Residential Care (ARC) TV licence; and how they intend to communicate any impact on ARC TV licences to those who live and work in residential care homes. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16801 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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><p> </p><p>The BBC is committed to working with older people’s groups, charities and voluntary organisations to design a bespoke system to support all those over 75 affected by its decision. As part of this system, the BBC says that its licensing arm, TV Licensing, will make it as easy as possible for carers and family members to act as representatives for pensioners seeking to claim a free TV licence, including those in residential care homes.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has no intention to change the accommodation for residential care licence fee concession. Guidance on the accommodation for residential care licence fee concession can be found on the TV Licensing website: https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ78</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T14:26:18.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T14:26:18.55Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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579
star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1136751
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing remove filter
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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 assessment they have made of the impact of the change to the TV licence concession for the over-75s from June 2020 on those with sight impairments; and whether such people will have that concession removed after 2020. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16901 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The future of the over 75 licence fee concession is the responsibility of the BBC. However, the Government has no intention to change the blind (severely sight impaired) licence fee concession, regardless of the age of the recipient.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Guidance on the blind (severely sight imparied) licence fee concession can be found on the TV Licensing website: https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/for-your-home/blindseverely-sight-impaired-aud5</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 2019-07-17T13:36:38.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T13:36:38.617Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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579
star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1136754
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing remove filter
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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 steps they intend to take to ensure that people over the age of 75 who cannot afford to pay for a TV licence from June 2020 will be able (1) to access content, and (2) to be kept informed of current affairs, to support their continued democratic engagement. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16904 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The government recognises the importance of television to people of all ages, particularly for older people who value television as a source of entertainment, companionship and a way to stay connected with the world.</p><p> </p><p>We are very disappointed with the BBC’s decision that only people who are aged 75 and above and in receipt of pension credit will continue to receive a free television licence from June 2020. The Secretary of State has met with the Chairman of the BBC Board and the Director-General of the BBC and asked them to do more to help the most vulnerable groups affected by the decision.</p><p> </p><p>A TV licence is only required to watch or record live television programmes, or to download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer. Therefore, those without a TV licence will still be able to access other BBC content via the BBC radio stations (including BBC Sounds and BBC iPlayer Radio), and the BBC, BBC News and BBC Sport websites.</p><p> </p><p>Further television programming can also be reached via other On-Demand and subscription television services, and current affairs content is available through news websites, newspapers, social media channels and apps, enabling continued democratic engagement. Online parliamentary petitions can be found here: <a href="https://petition.parliament.uk/" target="_blank">https://petition.parliament.uk/</a>.</p><p> </p><p>More information about when a TV Licence is required can be found on the TV Licensing website here: <a href="https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one" target="_blank">https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T14:04:16.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T14:04:16.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this