HC Deb 20 April 1970 vol 800 cc6-7W
47. Sir Ian Orr-Ewing

asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications by what authority he has arranged for the jamming of broadcasts from a ship outside territorial waters; and under what vote the cost of these jamming falls.

48. Mr. William Wilson

asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications what representations he has had from other countries about the illegal broadcasts from Radio North Sea International on frequencies allocated to Norway, Portugal and Italy by the International Telecommunications Union.

Mr. Stonehouse:

Italy and Norway complained of serious harmful interference to their broadcasting stations and asked us to protect their wavelengths. Accordingly, and on their behalf, I activated a transmitter on this wavelength, and the pirate stopped his interference. The action was taken to uphold the International Telecommunication Convention, to which we adhere, and the cost falls under my Ministry's vote.

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