HC Deb 07 February 1929 vol 224 cc1945-6
57. Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, seeing that the receipts of wireless licences amounted to £1,250,000, of which £824,000 was paid to the British Broadcasting Corporation and £254,000 to the Exchequer, he can see his way to reduce the wireless licence from 10s. to 7s. 6d.?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir William Mitchell-Thomson)

I have been asked to answer this question. No, Sir. I share the view expressed by the Crawford Committee that a fee of 10s., which is equivalent to 1d. for three days' programmes, is not unreasonable, and I do not propose to recommend a reduction.

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