HC Deb 08 February 1983 vol 36 cc312-3W
Mr. Waller

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints of interference attributable to the illegal use of citizens band radio transmitters were received in west Yorkshire for the most recent convenient period available and for a comparable period prior to November 1981.

Mr. Mellor

One thousand, four hundred and thirteen for the period 1 January to 31 October 1982 and 1,064 for the comparable period in 1981.

Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to make the use of foul language by citizens band radio users a criminal offence.

Mr. Mellor

The citizens band radio licence, condition 8, already prohibits transmissions which are grossly offensive or of an indecent of obscene character. It is an offence under section 1(1) of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 to use a radio transmitter in contravention of licence conditions.