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Radio spectrum: proposal for a common European negotiating position at ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2015

On 29 May 2015 the Council of the European Union published a proposal that the Member States should adopt agreed negotiating positions in advance of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conference in November, at which important decisions about the allocation of radio spectrum will be made. Previously, the extent of co-ordination at Union level was very limited.  

Further to the Government's Explanatory Memorandum on the proposal, which explained that the Government does not support the adoption of a common negotiating position, the House of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee wrote to the Government seeking clarification on several points of policy.

The Committee set out its initial views in a letter to the Government on 14 July 2015. The Explanatory Memorandum, as well as the letter from the Committee to the Government, and the European Commission's proposals, are available below:

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