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Television Licences: Non-payment

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 44372, tabled on 7 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of people prosecuted for TV licence evasion in each year since 2015 were women.

Answered on

15 September 2021

The Ministry of Justice has published information on prosecutions for TV licence evasion in England and Wales, up to December 2020, available in the ‘Outcomes by Offence’ data tool, which can be found here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/987715/outcomes-by-offence-2020.xlsx

For prosecutions of women for this offence, follow the steps below.

  • Select ‘191A Television licence evasion’ in the Offence filter
  • To view male and female prosecutions, click anywhere in the table to bring up the pivot table field list and drag ‘sex’ into the rows field.
  • The number of males prosecuted will be found on Row 24 and the number of females prosecuted will be found on Row 25.