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Television Licences

Volume 893: debated on Tuesday 17 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many colour television licences were applied for prior to their date of renewal before the fee was increased from £12 to £18 on 1st April 1975.

The number of applicants for premature licences is not known. The number of those who obtained premature licences is estimated at 36,000.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to be able to reply to the letter of 12th May from the hon. Member for Chislehurst concerning the terms of communications to persons who have renewed unexpired television licences at the old rate; and if he will make a statement.

This week; and I would also refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply I gave on 16th June to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Rother Valley (Mr. Hardy)—[Vol. 893, c. 321–322.]