asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many shore-to-ship international radio channels have been granted to ships' agency companies (a) in Middlesbrough and (b) in Newcastle.
Three licences have been granted to companies in Middlesbrough, one of which has subsequently been revoked because the company ceased to trade. None has been granted in Newcastle.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for shore-to-ship international radio channels have been received from ships' agency companies in Newcastle; how many have been refused; and for what reasons.
One application has been received recently from a company in Newcastle. It was refused because the company wished to use the frequency in connection with its own business.