HC Deb 29 July 1953 vol 518 cc1270-1
18. Mr. P. Morris

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General the number of wireless and television licences issued in Wales; the total revenue; and what proportion of it is retained for developing and expanding the Welsh services.

Mr. Gammans

The numbers of "Sound only" and television licences current in Wales (including Monmouthshire) are about 557,300 and 70,200. representing some £700,000 in licence fees. As regards the last part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the British Broadcasting Corporation's published report and accounts. The hon. Gentleman will be pleased to know that the amount spent on sound broadcasting in Wales is nearly double the revenue received.

Mr. Gower

Is my hon. Friend aware that the people in Wales will be extremely gratified that he is one of the few Ministers who are able to give separate figures for Wales?