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Radio Spectrum

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 18 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received on the Office of Communications consultation on the allocation of the radio spectrum; and if he will make a statement. (116338)

The Department is in regular contact with users of, and those with an interest in, the radio spectrum. No specific representations have been received on the Office of Communications’ (Ofcom) recent consultations on the allocation of the radio spectrum. Ofcom, the independent regulator of communications, is responsible for managing civil radio spectrum in the UK, and Ofcom is accountable directly to Parliament in respect of its statutory responsibilities. Any representation on Ofcom’s spectrum consultations are a matter for the regulator.