§ Mr. Jim Marshall
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) pursuant to the answer of 16 February to the hon. Member for Leicester, South, to what extent the number of complaints from the Leicester area concerning radio and television interference has varied since the legalisation of citizens band radio;
(2) whether, pursuant to the answer of 16 February to the hon. Member for Leicester, South, he will categorise the complaints received since legalisation of citizens band radio by the type of interference complained of.
§ Mr. Raison
Complaints have been received about interference to television and radio reception, hospital radio paging, police, fire brigades and ambulance radio communications, private mobile radio, and audio entertainment equipment.
Since the legalisation of CB radio the average number of complaints per month received by British Telecom, Leicester area, in respect of television and radio reception has fallen by 7 per cent. Over the United Kingdom as a whole the reduction was 20 per cent.