§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his Department's policy on the refund of unexpired television licences of deceased holders to their next of kin.
§ Mr. Renton
Refunds are available when two licences are held of which one was obtained in error; when a unexpired monochrome licence is surrendered for a colour licence; and when a licence is surrendered within 28 days of its issue (or due date of issue in cases of renewal). We have no plans to extend these arrangements.