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Lewis Radio

Volume 928: debated on Friday 25 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take steps to ensure that the Lewis Radio is not withdrawn from the service of fishermen off the coast of Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

My Department is participating in consultations which the Post Office, as the body responsible for the provision of general maritime communications, is arranging with the various interests affected by the intended closure of Lewis Radio. The maintenance of emergency maritime communications is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade, and his Department is also involved in the consultations.