§ Mr. McNamara
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is his current estimate of the share of the 199W market for citizens band radio and equipment supplied by British manufacturers; and what is his estimate of the total value of the British market.
§ Mr. Wakeham
Since a citizens band service has been permitted only since 2 November 1981, it is too early to form a reliable estimate of the size of the United Kingdom market. However, some 100, 000 licences have been issued up to 31 December 1981. The bulk of CB radio equipment being sold is imported, although some British manufacturers have in the past indicated their interest in producing this equipment.