HC Deb 25 January 1982 vol 16 c239W
Mr. Hordern

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if householders who do not possess a television set have any obligation to reply to letters of inquiry from the National Television Licence Records Office.

Mr. Mayhew

The law imposes no obligation to reply to a letter of inquiry from the national television licence records office; but we hope that those who receive such letters will recognize that only a small proportion of households do not have a television set, and that the public interest lies in identifying licence evaders and reducing evasion, which their co-operation will assist.