HC Deb 12 November 1928 vol 222 c516W

asked the Postmaster-General if he is satisfied that his Department is in a position to collect the full amount due in respect of wireless licences from holders of portable wireless sets?

Viscount WOLMER

My Department does its best to ensure that every person who owns a wireless set of any kind shall pay a wireless licence fee. The number of wireless licences now in force is over 2,500,000. I do not think there is any widespread evasion, nor have I any reason to suppose that the owners of portable sets are more prone to evade their legal obligations than other members of the community.