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Illegal Broadcasting

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many prosecutions have taken place over the past 12 months in respect of illegal broadcasting by pirate radio stations.

During 1987 there were 77 prosecutions, of which 75 resulted in conviction under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 for offences connected with unlicensed broadcasting.