HC Deb 07 December 1936 vol 318 c1626

asked the Postmaster-General whether he has considered the offer made by a certain film company to sell to the Post Office the wireless apparatus with which they maintained contact with the outer world during their residence in the island of Foula last summer; and what decision has been arrived at?


The apparatus to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers was dismantled some time ago. It was unsuitable for regular communication between Foula and the mainland. Considerable progress has already been made in connection with the setting up of a service to Foula but it will be some little time yet before it becomes available. Arrangements are already in train however to give a temporary service which, I hope, will be in operation within the next few weeks.