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Radio: Illegal Broadcasting

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 26 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there were in 2006 in relation to pirate radio stations and illegal radio broadcasts. (193807)

I am informed by the Office of Communications (Ofcom) that in 2006 they brought forward 62 prosecutions and secured 62 convictions under the Wireless Telegraphy Acts 1949 and 2006 for illegal broadcasting.

Statistics on prosecution cases concluded in the courts may be found on the Ofcom website at: