HC Deb 17 February 1927 vol 202 c1126W
Colonel DAY

asked the Postmaster-General the number of proceedings instituted for failure to take out wireless receiving licences to the last convenient date; the number of convictions obtained; and the minimum and maximum amount of fines inflicted in such cases?

Viscount WOLMER

The number of persons prosecuted for the use of unlicensed wireless apparatus during the period between the passage of the Wireless Telegraphy (Explanation) Act in the autumn of 1925 and the 31st January, 1927, was 583. The number of convictions obtained was 579. The penalties ranged from a fine of 2s. 6d. to a fine of £10 in addition to £10 costs.