§ Mr. Marples
The present charge of £4 for a combined television and sound licence comprises a licence fee of £3 plus a duty of £1. I regret that I cannot agree to reduce the licence fee from £3 to £2 in the cases mentioned.
§ Mr. Wade
asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that the deaf and dumb are unable to derive any benefit from sound radio, he will make arrangements whereby they may obtain licences for the use of television sets only at a reduced fee.14W
I regret that for inward letters the information requested is not available and could not be obtained without extensive inquiry abroad, but if my hon. Friend is interested in any particular place and will let me know, I will gladly obtain details from the postal administration concerned.