HC Deb 17 March 1925 vol 181 c2069
74. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Postmaster-General how many licences for experimental purposes in wireless telegraphy and telephony have been taken out to date; and how many licences have been issued for wireless receiving sets?


The number of experimental sending licences in force at the end of last month was about 2,200, and the number of receiving licences was about 1,311,000.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Has the right hon. Gentleman any figures showing the number of sets in use for which no licences have been taken out?

79. Colonel DAY

asked the Postmaster-General if he will consider reducing the fee charged for licences for wireless crystal sets?


I do not consider that differentiation can properly be made between a crystal set and a valve set in fixing the fee payable for a wireless receiving licence. If it should be found possible at some future time to make a reduction in the present licence fee, it would apply to both crystal and valve sets.

Colonel DAY

As crystal sets as a rule only cost a few shillings, and are in the households of the working classes, while the other sets cost sometimes as much as £100, will the Postmaster-General take that fact into consideration?