§ Mr. Page
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he has received the report from the independent committee reviewing defence use of the radio frequency spectrum.
§ Mr. Butcher
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence and my right hon. and noble Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry have received from Sir Kenneth Corfield, the chairman of the committee undertaking stage 1 of the review, the report dealing with defence use of the radio frequency spectrum from 470 MHz to 3400 MHz. Because of the nature of the evidence submitted, the report is confidential but in view of the public interest in the review, we intend to publish an abridged version shortly.
The recommendations of the report will be carefully considered by the Government and the response will be made known as soon as possible.