HC Deb 01 February 1967 vol 740 cc506-7
48. Mr. John Hall

asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the value of walkie-talkie sets operating on a frequency of 27.12 Mc/s., or thereabouts, imported during the last complete 12 months.

Mr. Darling

I regret the information is not available.

Mr. Hall

Would not the Minister agree that the importation of these walkie-talkie sets represents a confidence trick on the public because the Post Office is very unlikely to give a licence for their operation?

Mr. Darling

I would not quarrel with the approach of the hon. Member to this problem. However, the question whether or not these sets should be imported is a matter not for the Board of Trade but for the Post Office.