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Metal Detecting Devices

Volume 981: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people applied for licences to operate metal detecting devices in each month of 1979 and those months of the current year for which figures are available.

The only figures recorded relate to the number of licences to operate pipe-finder/metal detector devices issued under section 1 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949. For the period in question these were:

1979
January3,164
February9,415
March4,122
April2,225
May4,090
June3,722
July5,044
August3,899
September3,298
October3,033
November3,378
December2,976
1980
January4,467
February4,188