HC Deb 07 March 1955 vol 538 c13W
Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many amateur broadcasting licences have been issued in the United Kingdom at the latest convenient date; and what restrictions, as to broadcast matter, are placed on these broadcasters.

Mr. Gammans

There were 7,535 licensed radio amateurs in the United Kingdom on 22nd February. Amateur licences permit the use of a station only for the purpose of sending to, and receiving from, other amateur stations messages of a personal nature. The broadcasting of messages to amateur stations in general is prohibited.