§ Mr. Warren
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if any international discussions have taken place regarding the allocation of a band for the BBC's planned carfax radio information service for motorists; and whether any such discussions are planned for the near future.
§ Mr. Raison
Technical details of radio requirements for a Carfax service have been developed, and it is proposed to raise the matter with the French authorities shortly.
§ Mr. Hill
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any discussions have taken place between his Department and police authorities or motoring organisations regarding the possible introduction of the British Broadcasting Corporation's planned carfax radio information service for motorists.
§ Mr. Mayhew
Not recently, but I understand that prior to the authorisation of trials for Carfax in 1979 there were426W discussions about the number of proposed traffic information systems, in a Department of Transport working group in which, among others, representatives of the Home Office and of police and motoring organisations participated.