HC Deb 06 April 1955 vol 539 cc107-8W
Sir W. Wakefield

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether he is yet in a position to announce the wavelength be proposes to allocate to the land mobile radio services at present operating in the television band.

Mr. Gammans

Yes. My noble Friend received a few days ago the report of a Committee he had appointed to advise him on this matter, and he has decided to accept their recommendations. Copies of the Report, including a minority report by one Member, and comments on it by the rest of the Committee, are available in the Library. The Report recommends that certain existing services should be transferred to a new frequency band, and shows how the short-term development can be provided for. It also draws attention to the need for examining the problem of future development, and my noble Friend proposes to ask the Committee to undertake this task.