HC Deb 20 July 1926 vol 198 c1030

asked the Undersecretary to the Scottish Board of Health whether, in view of the need, particularly on the ground of public health, for the improvement of communications between the island of Stroma and the mainland, the Government will consider experimenting with the installation of low-power wireless telephony on the duplex system on this island?


The establishment of communication by wireless telephony between the island of Foula and the mainland of Zetland for medical service purposes is under consideration at present. Should the arrangements, which it is hoped to make in that instance, prove successful, and not unduly expensive, I shall be glad to consider whether assistance can be given from the Highlands and Islands (Medical Service) Fund towards the cost of similar arrangements for other islands to which the ordinary telegraph and telephone services do not extend.