HC Deb 21 July 1981 vol 9 c66W
Mr. Nicholas Baker

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress he is making in finding an alternative waveband for fire and police service transmissions so as to have a single VHF band available for broadcasting by 1986.

Mr. Whitelaw

I expect to announce shortly the frequencies to be allocated for the transfer of the police and fire and mobile services. The phasing of the transfer, which has to be completed by the end of 1989, is under consideration in the context of preparations for the forthcoming regional administrative radio conference which will plan the use of the VHF band.