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Citizens Band Radio

Volume 19: debated on Tuesday 2 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will consider monthly publication of the number of citizens band licences sold.

I do not consider that she publication of monthly figures would be justified; but the figure up till 19 February was 169,494.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ensure that a sum equivalent to the receipts from citizens band radio licence sales is spent on ensuring trouble-free reception for licence holders.

Interference to the legal citizens band service is almost wholly caused by the use of illegal AM equipment. Once the costs of the licensing system are met, the remaining revenue is used to offset the increased costs of the radio interference service in investigating interference to other authorised radio services and unlicensed CB use.