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Pirate Radio Station Laser 558

Volume 87: debated on Thursday 21 November 1985

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asked the Attorney-General whether the Director of Public Prosecutions intends to institute proceedings against any person under the Marine &c. Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967 for (a) supply of food and provisions and (b) procuring advertising for the pirate radio station Laser 558; and if he will make a statement.

Proceedings have already been commenced against one person for supply of food and provisions to Radio Laser. Inquiries are still continuing in respect of persons suspected of procuring advertising for Radio Laser. When the results of those inquiries are known I shall write to the hon. Member.

asked the Attorney-General whether the Director of Public Prosecutions intends to institute proceedings under the Marine &c. Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967 against those persons who operated the pirate radio station Laser 558; and if he will make a statement.

Inquiries are being made in respect of certain persons involved in the operation of Radio Laser, and if sufficient evidence becomes available the Director of Public Prosecutions will institute proceedings. When the results of this inquiry are known I shall write to the hon. Member.