HC Deb 03 March 1924 vol 170 c991W

asked the Postmaster-General the number of licences issued to the public on account of broadcasting and the amount paid to the British Broadcasting Company?


On the 31st January, about 636,000 wireless receiving licences were in force: figures for February are not yet available. The total amount actually paid to the British Broadcasting Company by the Post Office up to date is £71,450; but subject to Parliamentary sanction, and to their obligation to return any ultimate surplus, as provided in their last agreement with the Post Office, the total amount which the company will be entitled to receive in respect of the fees on these licences will be about £348,000.