§ 39. Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many prosecutions have been brought against persons who have been the subject of citizens band radio interference investigations over the last 12 months.
§ Mr. Butcher
During the 12 months from 1 October 1983 to 30 September 1984, 1,260 people were prosecuted under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 for the unlicensed use of citizens band radio equipment or for non-compliance with licence conditions. The great majority of these cases arose out of investigations by the radio investigation service of interference experienced by authorised radio users.