HC Deb 08 July 1981 vol 8 cc126-7W
Mr. Campbell-Savours

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether he will invite those organisations that were present at meetings to discuss citizens' band specifications to any meetings which he may arrange for the consideration of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949;

(2) whether he is inviting representatives of the British radio and telecommunications industry to further meetings to discuss matters relating to changes in the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949;

(3) whether he will list those organisations which have been invited to attend a meeting to discuss section 9 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949; and whether he will give the reasons for their invitation.

Mr. Whitelaw

I am proposing to make regulations under section 10 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 to control undue interference from permitted citizens band radio. Before doing so I am required by section 10 of the Act, to consult an advisory committee on radio interference established under section 9 of the Act.

As provided in section 9 of the Act, the president of the Institution of Electrical Engineers has supplied me with nominations for the committee being persons who, in his opinion, possess expert knowledge of the matters to be discussed or will represent interests likely to be affected by the making of such regulations. I hope shortly to announce the membership of the committee.