HC Deb 30 October 1957 vol 575 c65W
97. Mr. L. Thomas

asked the Postmaster-General the number of new radio and television licences which have been issued since 1st January, 1957; and what is the total number of television licences in issue to date.

Mr. Marples

There is no separate record of the number of new licences issued. Between 1st January, 1957, and 30th September, 1957, sound licences decreased by 594,774 and combined television and sound licences increased by 828,088. The total number of combined television and sound licences in force on 30th September, 1957, was 7,398,185.