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Coastguard Telephones

Volume 65: debated on Tuesday 28 July 1914

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56.

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he will consider the possibility of arranging that the Coastguard telephones around the coast shall be available for use by long shore fisherman, so that these latter may get the advantage of that direct and rapid communication with the market which they at present lack?

The coast communication is installed for the purpose of passing messages on life-saving or the Naval Service, and it is not-considered desirable or practicable that its use should be extended as suggested. I may also observe that Coastguard stations are not invariably connected with local post offices.