HC Deb 16 May 1990 vol 172 c457W
103. Mr. Evennett

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what additional action he intends to take to deal with pirate radio broadcasting in Greater London.

Mr. Forth

Pirate radio is a nuisance that can endanger lives and disrupt business. The radio investigation service of my Department's radiocommunications agency has powers to raid pirate stations and prosecute offenders where this proves necessary. It will be considerably helped in its efforts by new powers in the Broadcasting Bill that is currently before the House.