§ Mr. Gorst
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ensure that systems and techniques recommended by his Department for police and fire brigades' radio communications systems will be compatible with world standards in order to maximise the competitive prospects for British-based industry.
§ Mr. Mayhew
My right hon. Friend keeps very much in mind the need to do all that is practicable and reasonable to help United Kingdom based industry to be competitive.
§ Mr. Raison
In its capacity as the radio regulatory authority the Department has extensive consultations on the subject of new technology across the whole field of radio both through the recognised international committee structure and at a national level with radio manufacturers, users and suppliers in a wide range of policy and technical committees. If my hon. Friend has a particular matter in mind perhaps he will write to me about it.