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Concessionary Tv Licences

EDM number 1118 in 1993-94, proposed by Greg Pope on 26/04/1994.

That this House notes the existence of concessionary television licences for pensioners living in residential homes, nursing homes, almshouses and sheltered housing schemes subject to certain conditions; further notes that after the restructuring by Hyndburn Borough Council of the warden schemes in council sheltered housing over 160 Hyndburn pensioners will cease to be eligible for the concession, thus increasing their television licence payment from ú5 per year to ú84.50; recognises that the concessionary system has long caused anger and confusion amongst many pensioners who were not entitled and believes that all pensioners should receive television licences free of charge as a recognition of a lifetime's work; further believes that such a proposal would not seriously increase the cost of the licence for other licence payers; and therefore calls on the Government to introduce free television licences for all pensioners as a matter of urgency.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Greg Pope26/04/1994HyndburnProposed
Bridget Prentice27/04/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Paddy Tipping27/04/1994SherwoodSigned
John Gunnell27/04/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
John Cummings27/04/1994EasingtonSigned
Michael Connarty27/04/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Eric Clarke27/04/1994MidlothianSigned
Richard Burden27/04/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Alan Meale27/04/1994MansfieldSigned
Eddie Loyden27/04/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Ken Livingstone27/04/1994Brent EastSigned
Eric Illsley27/04/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Peter Hardy27/04/1994WentworthSigned
Harry Barnes28/04/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Janet Anderson28/04/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Neil Gerrard28/04/1994WalthamstowSigned
John Evans28/04/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Andrew Miller28/04/1994Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Dennis Skinner28/04/1994BolsoverSigned
Alan Simpson28/04/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Terry Davis28/04/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Tom Cox29/04/1994TootingSigned
Derek Enright29/04/1994HemsworthSigned
John Heppell03/05/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Andrew MacKinlay03/05/1994ThurrockSigned
John Battle03/05/1994Leeds WestSigned
Ian McCartney04/05/1994MakerfieldSigned
Hugh Bayley04/05/1994York, City ofSigned
Martyn Jones04/05/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Roger Godsiff06/05/1994Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Jeff Rooker09/05/1994Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Jean Corston10/05/1994Bristol EastSigned
Alan Wynne Williams16/05/1994CarmarthenSigned
John Home Robertson18/05/1994East LothianSigned
Edward O'Hara18/05/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Jim Cousins19/05/1994Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
Nick Harvey23/05/1994North DevonSigned
Anne CampbellUnknownWithdrawn

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