§ 58. Mr. HOGGE
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that the Island of St. Kilda is again shut off from the mainland for six months; whether he is aware that the wireless installation offered to the islanders has not yet been erected; and what steps he has taken to assure himself that there will be no recurrence of the events of last year, when the islanders were reduced to privation for want of food?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
The question of the wireless installation is one for the Postmaster - General, whose licence is required. I understand that the issue of a licence has been conditionally approved, but that the conditions have not yet been accepted. If no wireless installation is secured, I will consider whether any other arrangements for ensuring communications can be made, though in view of the general experience of the past I have some doubt whether it is necessary to share my hon. Friend's apprehensions regarding the future welfare of the islanders.