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Television: Licensing

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people per 10,000 of the population in Northern Ireland were prosecuted for non-payment of the television licence fee in 2008. (295473)

In 2008, 5,272 people were prosecuted for non-payment of the television licence fee representing a rate of 30 per 10,000 of the population. 4,123 people were convicted and 1,149 cases were dismissed or withdrawn.