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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2483: tabled on 13 June 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House regrets the decision taken by the BBC to ask over-75s to pay television licence fees from June 2020; believes that the responsibility for such decisions should be transferred back to the Government from the BBC with the aim of retaining a universal exemption for over-75s; further believes that, as part of this scheme, arrangements should be made for the over-75s who are better-off to be given the option of contributing sums on a voluntary basis, equivalent to what they would have paid in fees to pay for less well-off families of working age to gain exemption from fees.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.