HC Deb 07 December 1966 vol 737 cc297-8W
55. Mr. Milne

asked the Postmaster-General if he will outline the restrictions laid down in his regulations on the private use of walkie-talkie sets; and whether he will examine the easing of these restrictions in regard to safety at sea, beach rescue work and other related activities.

Mr. Edward Short

Licences for private use of walkie-talkie sets are readily granted for serious purposes such as those mentioned. There are only two restric- tions: the sets must operate in the right frequency bands and they must meet certain minimum standards of performance. These conditions are necessary to guard against interference to and from other radio services.