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Television Licence Fee (Withholding Of Payment)

Volume 982: debated on Thursday 17 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had, or proposes to have, with the British Broadcasting Corporation about persons withholding payment of television licence fees in Wales.

The enforcement of the broadcast receiving licensing system is undertaken by the National Television Licensing Organisation, a part of the Post Office, acting as our agents. We therefore have no plans to discuss this matter directly with the British Broadcasting Corporation. The National Television Licensing Organisation is following its normal procedure of prosecuting television licence evaders in Wales. A joint working party, on which the Home Office, the Post Office and the BBC are represented, keeps the question of television licence evasion under continuous review.