HC Deb 06 June 1984 vol 61 cc180-1W
44. Mr. Gregory

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when cellular radio will be extended across (a) England and (b) the rest of the United Kingdom.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

Under the terms of their licences the two national cellular radio system operators are required to commence services no later than 31 March 1985 and to cover an area where 90 per cent. of the United Kingdom population live by 31 December 1989. The speed and extent of coverage between these dates will depend on the individual plans of the two system operators.