HC Deb 14 March 1956 vol 550 cc354-5
15. Mr. Hayman

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will consider extending the wireless licence fee of £2 a year, payable by police and fire services, to county council ambulance services for each station and each ambulance service vehicle equipped with radio-telephone equipment.

Mr. Alport

These fees are fixed at a level to cover Post Office costs and were reviewed and reduced as recently as June, 1954. My right hon. Friend is, however, looking into the matter and will write to the hon. Member.

Mr. Hayman

I thank the Minister for that reply. May I ask him to bear in mind that the three services seem to be of equal importance?

Mr. Alport

My right hon. Friend is aware that there appears to be an anomaly in this matter, and he is doing his best to look into it as speedily as possible.

Captain Orr

Is the Assistant Postmaster-General aware that this is not the only anomaly in the Regulations? Will he look at any submissions which I and other hon. Members may wish to put to him about the Regulations in general?

Mr. Alport

I shall always be glad to look at any submission which my hon. and gallant Friend puts to me.