§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish for each of the last five years the number of successful prosecutions for not possessing a valid television receiver licence, separately distinguishing Wales and England.
§ Mr. Mellor
Information supplied by the national television licence records office is given in the table. The data are based on the areas covered by each television licence inquiry office. The Llandudno office covers part of England and the Shrewsbury office covers part of Wales.
Offenders found guilty of television licence fee evasion Financial year England Wales 1984–85 95,335 6,521 1985–86 106,482 8,737 1986–87 153,593 11,115 1987–88 140,536 9,845 1988–89 152,194 10,516 1989–901 149,008 11,047 1 Provisional.