Civil Defence

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5 May 1983.

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Photo of Mr Neil Thorne Mr Neil Thorne , Ilford South 12:00, 5 May 1983

Will my hon. and learned Friend also consider whether the citizens band radio enthusiast has a role to play in that area, because the enormous growth in citizens band radio usage in recent years could not have been foreseen when the regulations were drawn up? Does my hon. and learned Friend accept that many people now have expertise in this area and might well be able to play an important role in the public's general growing interest in civil defence?