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Wireless Telegraphy (Licences)

Volume 150: debated on Monday 13 February 1922

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asked the Postmaster-General how many licences for wireless telegraphy have been issued to amateurs for reception and for transmission; what is the total sum received for each class of licence; and what has been the expenditure of the Post Office in respect of these licences?

The number of wireless licences issued to amateurs for experiments in reception is 6,986, and in transmission 286. The annual revenue derived from the fees is at present £3,265 and £355 respectively. The annual expenditure incurred in connection with the issue of the licences and the inspection of the stations is about £5,200.