§ Rear-Admiral Morgan Giles
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will introduce arrangements for a rebate of a proportion of the licence fee for persons who surrender television licences with more than six months to run.
§ Mr. Edward Short
No. With over 17 million licences in force it would add substantially to the cost of collection if I were to vary the fee according to the extent to which the licence was used. The increased cost and the loss of revenue would have to be made good by an increase in licence fees.