HC Deb 16 May 1990 vol 172 cc413-4W
Sir John Wheeler

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he has about the extent of the problem caused to listeners of authorised commercial radio broadcasts by their inability to tune to authorised stations because of interference by illegal broadcasts; how many complaints he has received from the public; and what discussions he has held with listeners' representative bodies and commercial radio operators.

Mr. Forth

I have been asked to reply.

The radio investigation service (RIS) of my Department's radiocommunications agency receives frequent complaints of radio interference caused by unlicensed broadcasting stations. Officials of the agency regularly correspond with, and on occasions meet, listeners' representative bodies and broadcasting organisations.

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