Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please advise which MP's have received free TV Licences for the years 2018 2019 and 2020?

Yours faithfully,

Mark Gent

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mark Gent

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 21 July 2020.  We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mark Gent

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 21 July 2020.  We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20201033.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
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London W12 7TP

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Email: [BBC request email]

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Peter Jones left an annotation ()

The information is exempt from disclosure (as it is personal information), although presumably every MP over the age of 75 could have (currently) claimed a free TV licence.
If you're thinking they are given free TV licences by virtue as their status as MPs, then you'd be mistaken. That said many MPs do pay for a TV licence for their first, second, nth home and then reclaim the cost on Parliamentary expenses, but that is not within the control of the BBC.

Peter - lead author of the TV Licensing Blog

R Wright left an annotation ()

I am sure that MPs were able to claim expenses for a television licence historically, but television licences are listed in the current (2020-21) scheme as one of the items that no claims will be paid for (see section 4.5): https://www.theipsa.org.uk/media/185688/...

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Dear Mr Gent,

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information,
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Yours sincerely,

 

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Yours faithfully,

Mark Gent

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Gent,

 

Thank you for your request for an internal review which was received 29
August 2020. We shall deal with the review as promptly as possible and,
aim to respond at the latest, within 20 working days. If you have any
queries please contact us at the address below.

 

The reference number for your internal review is IR2020047.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

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Dear Mark Gent,

Please find attached our response to your request for an internal review,
reference IR2020047.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Rights

 

BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

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