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Armed Forces (Transmitting Stations, Colombo)

Volume 437: debated on Friday 16 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Defence whether he is aware that the Admiralty, the Army and the R.A.F. all maintain transmitting stations at Colombo; whether the work they now have to do could be performed by one station; and what is the cost of the upkeep of these three stations.

I am aware that the three Service Departments all maintain transmitting stations at Colombo, but I am satisfied that there is work for all three and that there is nothing to be gained by amalgamating them. Particulars of their total cost are not immediately available and could not be obtained without a disproportionate amount of work.