HC Deb 21 October 1982 vol 29 cc186-7W
Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many amateur radio licences were issued by his Department in each of the last three years; if he will estimate the current delay between application and issue ; and if he will provide a more prompt service.

Mr. Raison:

The number of new amateur radio licences issued was:

1979 1980 1981
3,195 5,170 7,340

The delay is now about two months and steps have been taken to reduce it further.