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Carfax Radio Information Service

Volume 14: debated on Thursday 3 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Hastings (Mr. Warren), Official Report, 20 November, column 247, when he expects the initial operation of the Carfax radio information service to begin; with what restrictions; and in what areas.

In the light of discussions between the Government and the BBC, approaches are shortly to be made to a number of European Administrations concerning a permanent frequency allocation for a Carfax service. There are particular difficulties in finding a suitable frequency which would be available under the international radio regulations; a solution is therefore likely to depend on the attitude of our neighbours towards our proposals.