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Wireless Licences

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 14 April 1949

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asked the Postmaster-General what form of statement for signature is put by inquiry officers of his Department to persons suspected of working radio sets without a licence.

No prepared form of statement is used. A person not holding a current licence for apparatus in working order is cautioned. If he is willing to make a statement the caution is written down and after he has signed it he is asked when he installed and last worked the apparatus. His answers and anything more he may say are written down in the form of a statement which he is asked to read, to correct if he desires, and invited to sign.

asked the Postmaster-General if he has considered the possibility of making some reduction in the wireless licence for old age pensioners living alone.

After careful and sympathetic consideration the Government decided that preferential treatment in this respect could not be given to old age pensioners. I am afraid that this decision must apply to pensioners living alone equally with others.