HC Deb 19 January 1970 vol 794 cc25-6
30. Mr. Moyle

asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications what representation his Department has at the International Telecommunication Union.

Mr. Pentland

My Department is represented at all the major conferences and meetings of the International Telecommunication Union held at Geneva or elsewhere.

Mr. Moyle

Can my hon. Friend assure us that he is satisfied that other interested bodies in this country can take a full part in the activities of the I.T.U. as well as his Department?

Mr. Pentland

Yes, Sir. The representatives of private operating bodies such as the Post Office, Cable and Wireless, and manufacturers and scientific organisations may also attend certain meetings of the I.T.U. if the bodies they represent are recognised or approved by my Department.

Captain Orr

Does the Frequency Advisory Committee still exist? If so, when did it last meet?

Mr. Pentland

The Committee still exists but, without notice, I could not give the hon. Gentleman information about when it last met. I will write to him.