HC Deb 26 October 1966 vol 734 c172W
7. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Postmaster-General what steps he has taken during the last six months to deal with the problem of pirate radio stations; and with what result.

Mr. Edward Short

As my hon. and learned Friend knows, a Bill to suppress pirate radio stations was presented on 27th July, and legal proceedings under the Wireless Telegraphy Act have been instituted against certain of the stations. The full effect of these steps lies in the future but they will have served to demonstrate to other countries whose broadcasting services have been impaired by these stations our determination to fulfil our international obligations.