§ Mr. Richard Page
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what additional radio spectrum can be made available for land mobile services.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
10 additional VHF radio channels are to be made available to the land mobile radio 355W service immediately throughout the United Kingdom. In the London area there will be a total of 20 additional channels available.
Applications are being invited from new and existing operators to use the channels for common base stations and message handling services. In London a minimum of 10 channels will be assigned singly, either for new services or for additions to existing services. A maximum of 2 new 5-channel trunked services will be licensed in any area.