§ 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.