HC Deb 04 July 1938 vol 338 c32
51. Mr. Day

asked the Postmaster-General particulars of the number of licences that have been issued for the use of wireless sets on private cars; and has he any information as to the number of long-distance motor coaches that have been fitted with wireless receivers?

The Assistant Postmaster-General (Sir Walter Womersley)

Wireless receiving licences issued in respect of private motor cars and motor coaches are not segregated; and the information which the hon. Member desires could only be obtained by a special examination of the records of 8,500,000 licences. I do not think the expense of such an examination would be warranted.

Mr. Day

Will the hon. Gentleman consider how the public can be better made acquainted with the fact that a licence is necessary for a receiving set in a motor car?

Sir W. Womersley

The public is already acquainted with the facts. It is only necessary if the set is a fixture in the car.

Mr. Day

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the public cannot obtain information about these licences?