HC Deb 22 May 1957 vol 570 c77W
32. Mr. Blyton

asked the Postmaster-General what consultations he has had with the United States forces regarding the release by them of a medium wavelength for the north-east of England.

Mr. Marples:

None directly, but I am informed by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs that no changes are contemplated in the medium wavelengths used by the American forces' network in Germany.

Sound licences Combined licences
Amount Per licence Amount Per licence
£'000s s. d. £'000s £ s. d.
Post Office expenses
Collection 622 1 8 573 1 8
Interference 238 7 452 1 3
Payable to B.B.C. 5,920 15 8 17,892 2 11 3

Mr. Grey

asked the Postmaster-General the number of people holding television licences in the North-East.

Mr. K. Thompson:

In Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire there were 974,227 combined television and sound licences at 31st March, 1957.