This week the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee – of which I am a member – called for free TV licences for over-75s to be reinstated.

Almost 5,000 households in Sunderland Central face losing their free licences under proposals announced earlier this year and I have been contacted by a great many constituents who are extremely concerned about this issue.

I hope that this report from the DCMS Committee puts pressure on the BBC and the Government to come to a successful negotiation and reinstate free licences for those over 75.

We must ensure that those who are vulnerable, or who cannot afford to pay, do not suffer.

Fighting for free TV licences for Over 75s
Fighting for free TV licences for Over 75s
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