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Police Radar Detectors

Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will introduce legislation to prohibit the use by members of the public of radar detectors ;(2) if he proposes to license a police radar detector marketed as "Super-Snooper" ; and if he will make a statement.

It is already an offence under section 1 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 to use such radio equipment except under authority of a licence issued by the Secretary of State ; and it is not our policy to issue licences to members of the public authorising the use of radio devices intended to detect the presence of police radar transmissions.