§ 24. Mr. J. E. B. Hill
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will provide facilities to enable broadcast receiving and other annual licences of like nature issued by his Department to be payable by bankers' order.
Payment for broadcast receiving licences may already be made by bankers' orders. The system could not be used for Road Fund licences, and to 1831 apply it to dog, game and gun licences would create unnecessary additional work.
§ Mr. Hill
Would my right hon. Friend consider trying to devise a method whereby as many of these annual payments as possible could be synchronised and dealt with in one transaction?
§ Dr. Hill
It is difficult to answer so general a question. In the individual case of receiving licences it is practicable, and it is done. In the other cases there is no widespread demand, and considerable administrative difficulties lie in the way.
§ Mr. Gower
On a point of order. May I ask your guidance, Mr. Speaker, to try to avoid this constant shouting of the word "Question"? Is there not such a thing as an interrogatory statement which can be construed as a Question?
§ Mr. Speaker
The hon. Member is asking me to give an abstract decision. That I always refrain from doing. I judge each question on its merits.