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Band Iii

Volume 79: debated on Friday 24 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received about the effect on the United Kingdom mobile radio equipment manufacturers of the introduction of large systems in Band III.

A variety of proposals have been received from companies interested in establishing large radio systems in Band III. Among those responding,

The following information relates to unlicensed stations known to be currently broadcasting. The figures for prosecutions and convictions refer to individuals who have been involved in the operation of stations. In addition to the prosecutions shown, more than 10 prosecutions are pending against individuals involved in operating various of the stations listed. Further prosecutions are pending against operators of unlicensed broadcasting stations which have stopped transmitting.several have urged the Government to reach early conclusions on the use of Band III; one company has stated that if any early date were set for the introduction of a large system, it could be unhelpful to United Kingdom equipment manufacturers. The Government hope to make an announcement on Band III in the next few weeks.