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Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Act 2012 2012-13

Royal Assent

(This Bill is from a previous session)



  • Bill status:

    Bill is now an Act

  • Type of Bill:

    Ballot Bill


Last event

  • Royal Assent Royal Assent

    19 Dec 2012

    The Bill was given Royal Assent, to become the Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Act 2012.


A Bill presented by Sir Paul Beresford MP to make provision about interference with wireless telegraphy in prisons.

The Bill aims to prevent the use of wireless technology in prisons and seeks to block and detect the wireless technology from being operational.  Under the proposals, information obtained by interfering with telegraphy would be destroyed after three months of retention by the national authority, unless the person in charge of wireless interference has authorised its retention on national security, personal security, crime prevention or protection of health grounds.