§ Ms. Clare Short
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry why PCRL radio station in Handsworth has been raided on 30 occasions; and how many other such stations have been raided as frequently.
§ Mr. Butcher
The Radio Investigation Service has seized equipment used by PCRL on 30 occasions. The RIS has seized equipment from two other unlicensed broadcast stations on more than 30 occasions. Two further unlicensed broadcast stations were raided 20 times or more before they ceased broadcasting. Raids will continue in all cases until illegal broadcasting activity stops.