HC Deb 05 December 1985 vol 88 c415
6. Mr. Aspinwall

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has received the final report of the working party on local authority communications.

Mr. Giles Shaw

No, but I expect to receive it shortly.

Mr. Aspinwall

What steps are being taken to provide direct communication links between county control centres and local BBC radio and television stations?

Mr. Shaw

As my hon. Friend will be aware, operations under the civil defence provision include the completion of the experimental trials of the communications equipment. We expect to be able to complete them for internal communications between the control centres and the local authorities, but we have no plans at the moment in relation to the broadcasting authorities.

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