HC Deb 27 June 1996 vol 280 cc208-9W
Mr. Devlin

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what additional resources he estimates will accrue to the BBC as a result of the recent decision to charge for television licences in second homes. [34325]

Mr. Sproat

Latest estimates from the BBC indicate that the change in the interpretation of the licensing regulations for second homes may raise around £1 million in additional television licence fee revenue, net of refunds for full, unexpired quarters of the licence term.