HC Deb 10 February 1943 vol 386 c1304
34. Mr. Messer

asked the Postmaster-General whether he has considered a number of communications from wireless licence holders expressing their intention to withhold part of their fee; what reason has been given for this action; and what action he proposes to take?

The Postmaster-General (Captain Crookshank)

I understand that the persons in question base their intention on dissatisfaction with an aspect of the B.B.C. programme policy. Licences will not be issued unless they pay the whole of the fee.

Mr. Messer

Is the Postmaster-General not aware that licences have been issued, notwithstanding their action, and will he take into consideration the fact that there is a very big feeling that the B.B.C. are prejudiced in favour of sensationalism in their programmes?

Captain Crookshank

I have no doubt, if licences have been issued, that the proper sum has been paid by somebody, somehow.