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Citizens Band Radio

Volume 972: debated on Monday 22 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has held discussions with other EEC countries concerning citizens band radio.

The question of the introduction of citizens band radio is essentially a matter for national decision. We have not therefore taken this matter up formally with other countries. However, a good deal of information about the use of citizens band radio in other countries, including our partners in the EEC, is available through contacts at official level; and regular liaison on radio matters is maintained with Western European countries through the forum of La Conference Europeene des Administrations des Posts et Telecommunications (CEPT).

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a further statement concerning citizens band radio in the United Kingdom.

This matter is still under review. It is too soon to say what the outcome of our review will be or when we will be in a position to make an announcement.