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Licences

Volume 79: debated on Friday 17 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list in the Official Report all the different types of licences operated or granted by his Department and the year in which they first came into operation.

The information requested is as follows:

Type of licenceYear in which licence came into operation
To undertake a house to house collection1939
To remove (exhumane) human remains1857
To conduct scientific experiments on living animals1876
To kill or take seals1970
To import or export a controlled drug1973
To produce, supply or possess a controlled drug1973
To administer or supply heroin, cocaine or dipipanone* to drug addicts†1973
Shotgun certificate1968
Authority to hold weapons capable of discharging noxious liquids or gases1920
Authority to hold continuous fire weapons (such as machine guns)1937
Licence issued under s. 60 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 to persons serving sentences of imprisonment other than imprisonment for life1968
Licence issued under s. 60 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 to persons detained otherwise than for life under s.53 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (young offenders convicted of grave crime)1968

Type of licence

Year in which licence came into operation

Licence under s.60 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 to young offenders serving sentences of youth custody under s. 1 of the Criminal Justice Act 19821983
Licence under s.61 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 to persons sentenced to life imprisonment, detention during Her Majesty's Pleasure, and detention or custody for life‡1968
Broadcasting licences:
Licence to broadcasting authorities1923
Induction field licence1970
Community television relay licence1981
Special event licence1984
Broadcast receiving licences:
Television Licence (Monochrome)1946
General Form
Television Licence (including colour)1968
General Form
Television Licence (including colour)1968
Television Licence (Monochrome)1957
Multiple Form
Television Licence (including colour)1968
Demonstration General Form
Television Licence (including colour)1968
Demonstration Multiple Form
Television Licence (including colour)
Accommodation for Residential Care Composite Form1984
Television Receiving Licence Hotels Comprehesive Form1985

* 1984† under current legislation; similar licences operated under earlier legislation.

‡ Similar provisions in existence since 1957.