HC Deb 09 March 1926 vol 192 cc2109-10
86. Colonel DAY

asked the Postmaster-General the amount of money collected in respect of wireless fees to the last convenient date, together with the amount already paid to the British Broadcasting Company; and if the number of licence holders has increased from March, 1925, to the last convenient date known, and, if so, in what comparison to the previous year?


The fees for wireless receiving licences are payable yearly in advance and the total amount collected up to the end of last month was approximately £2,147,000. The amount already paid to the British Broadcasting Company is £1,114,000. The number of licences in force on the 28th February last was approximately 1,906,000, as compared with 1,258,000 on the 28th February, 1925.

Colonel DAY

As the number has greatly increased since the 1st March, does it not follow that the public will not get anything else but the piece of paper issued to them for the payment they have made?