§ Mr. Maclennan
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he intends to take to monitor and to reduce the extent of interference in reception of television and radio by citizens band radio.
§ Mr. Mellor
Interference from illicit citizens band radio is causing serious problems in some parts of the country and British Telecom's radio interference service is dealing with nearly 1,000 complaints of such interference every week. The provision being made in the Telecommunications Bill, now before the House, for strengthening of the existing enforcement powers to control the availability of illegal equipment should lead to a significant reduction in interference from such sources in the future.