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Wireless Licences (Car Radios)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 27 October 1954

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether he is aware that under existing regulations the seller of a private car fitted with a wireless obtains no rebate against the balance of the annual wireless licence although the purchaser is required to take out a new licence, that this means that for a period the wireless licence is being paid twice; and what steps he will take to correct this anomaly.

As the law now stands, my noble friend has no power to grant a rebate. A licence is for a specified period for a named holder. My noble Friend is, however, seeing if something can be done to compensate licence-holders under the existing statutes.