HC Deb 15 December 1975 vol 902 c440W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, of the cost of £4.3 million for collection and enforcement of television licensing laws in 1974–75, what was the approximate proportion spent on tracing fee evaders by visits to houses and other methods of detecting evasion, as compared with the cost of routine fee collection.

Mr. Alexander W. Lyon

The cost of enforcement work in 1974–75 was about £10 million.