§ Mr. Greg Knight
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he intends to make available for publication details of amateur radio licensees' call signs and addresses.
§ Mr. Butcher
All applicants for amateur radio licences are asked whether they are prepared for their call signs and addresses to be published. For many years, details of those who have agreed have been published by the Radio Society of Great Britain. Recently, I have received a number of requests for this information to be made more widely available. With effect from 1 January 1987, I intend to make it available to any person or organisation on payment of a fee which covers the cost of producing the necessary computer tapes and makes a small contribution to the costs involved in amateur radio licensing.