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TV Licences

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the cost of the administration of (a) issuing and (b) collecting payment for television licences in the last 12 months. (117491)

The BBC is responsible for the administration of the TV licensing system and for the collection of licence fee revenue. The corporation has said that the breakdown of costs requested is not available. Total collection costs in 2005-06 were £153.4 million, according to the BBC's annual report and accounts.