§ Mr. Waddington
asked the Postmaster-General what plans he has to allow retirement pensioners and others living on small incomes to pay their television licence fees by instalments payable in arrears.
§ Mr. Stonehouse
None. I understand the considerations which have led the hon. Gentleman to table the Question; but an instalment system would add materially to working costs and, if payments were not kept up promptly, would lead to a loss of revenue. The radio and television savings card provides a way for people to save for a licence.