HC Deb 08 February 1983 vol 36 cc297-8W
Mr. Grylls

asked the Secretary of State for Industry when he expects to issue a cellular radio licence to Racal; and how he intends to monitor the progress made to ensure that all the undertakings given by that group in its amended application are kept.

Mr. Butcher

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Industry expects to be in a position to issue a licence to the Racal Millicom consortium to run a national cellular radiotelephone service within the next few weeks. I intend that the Office of Telecommunications proposed under the Telecommunications Bill currently before the House will monitor the licence.

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