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Television Licences: Non-payment

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 8549, tabled on 27 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) people in total and (b) women were sent to prison for the non-payment of a magistrates’ court fine arising from a conviction for evasion of payment of TV licence fees in 2020.

Answered on

11 June 2021

In 2020, there were no admissions into prison associated with failing to pay a fine in respect of the non-payment of a TV licence in England and Wales.