HC Deb 12 July 1999 vol 335 c22W
Mr. Peter Bradley

To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee how many television sets there are in the Parliamentary Estate; and how many licences are held. [90639]

Mrs. Roe

There are approximately 1,600 television sets within the Parliamentary Estate; buildings used and occupied by Parliamentary or Government employees do not require a television licence for sets used for official purposes. Television sets used for leisure or recreational purposes need to be separately licensed and a multiple licence is held for this throughout the Parliamentary Estate.