HC Deb 15 March 1995 vol 256 c567W
Mr. Tipping

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what is his latest estimate of the evasion rate for television licences; how much lost revenue this represents; what measures are being taken to help those who have difficulty paying for a television licence; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dorrell

The estimated rate of television licence evasion as at January 1995 was 6.8 per cent. which represents approximately £152 million in lost revenue. The television licensing regulations provide for quarterly and monthly payment schemes to enable people to spread the cost of their licence fee. There is also a television licence savings stamps scheme.

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