§ 20. Mr. Woodburn
asked the Postmaster-General whether the Government will, as an earnest of their expressed desire to improve the lot of old age pen sioners, be prepared to announce that, as a Christmas gift from the nation, they will be given their wireless licences free of charge?
§ The Assistant Postmaster-General (Captain Waterhouse)
I would refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend's reply to a somewhat similar suggestion made on 15th November by the hon. Member for West Leyton (Mr. Sorensen).
§ Mr. Woodburn
Is the hon. and gallant Member aware that it would cost nothing to give this present to pensioners who have not already a wireless licence?
§ Captain Waterhouse
The powers of the Post Office in this matter are defined by the Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1926.