HC Deb 25 February 1970 vol 796 cc352-3W
102. Sir J. Gilmour

asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications whether he is satisfied that the provisions of and maximum penalties proscribed in the Wireless and Telegraphy Act, 1949, are adequate to deal with the sending of false radio messages; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Stonehouse

Yes, bearing in mind that Parliament increased the penalty in 1967 and that thus far the courts have found it necessary only in one case out of 218 to award the new maximum of three months and £400.