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Post Office Services

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry why small post offices are no longer able to provide television licences; and if he will make a statement. (84052)

The BBC awarded “Paypoint” the contract for over-the-counter sales of television licences. The decision was a commercial one made by the BBC as the television licensing authority looking to the interests of licence fee payers and seeking to ensure the best deal for the public in this capacity.