Television Licences: Non-payment

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 15th September 2021.

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Photo of Kirsten Oswald Kirsten Oswald SNP Deputy Leader, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Equalities)

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.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

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.

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