HC Deb 23 July 1971 vol 821 cc371-2W
Mr. Cant

asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications whether he will investigate the practicability of retirement pensioners paying for their television licence by quarterly additions to their electricity accounts.

Mr. Chataway

No. The issue of broadcast receiving licences is not one of the functions of the Electricity Boards and I understand that in any case it would not be practicable for the licences to be paid for through electricity accounts. Special television licence savings cards are available at post offices so that anyone who has difficulty in finding the whole fee at once can save up for it week by week in advance.

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