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Citizens Band Radio

Volume 19: debated on Friday 12 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answers of 19 February, Official Report, c. 233, to the hon. Member for Leicester, South, how many complaints were received by British Telecom for (a) the Leicester area and (b) the United Kingdom as a whole for each month from February 1980 up to and including February 1982; and whether his Department maintains a record of the number of cases closed per month and the total number of cases in hand per month.

Before January 1981 no separate record was kept of complaints of interference caused by the illicit use of citizens band radio. The available figures are as follows. No central record is kept of the number of cases closed or in hand each month but figures are kept of the number of cases closed each quarter.

Admissions to the United Kingdom and refusals of entry at port, 1981 Numbers and percentages
Total admissionsTotalRefusals as refusals percentage of arrivals*
Bangladesh24,0001720·7
India200,0001,2570·6
Pakistan86,0008751·0
Total310,0002,3040·7
* Those admitted plus those refused leave to enter at ports.