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Falkland Islands (Bbc Services)

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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16.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will discuss with representatives of the Legislative Council for the Falklands Islands arrangements for transmission of the external services of the BBC.

My right hon. and learned Friend has no present plans to meet representatives of the Legislative Council. The BBC world service can be heard throughout the islands on short wave and further BBC radio material is rebroadcast daily on the FM band by the Falkland Islands broadcasting service and by British forces broadcasting services.