HC Deb 10 July 1923 vol 166 cc1193-4W

asked the Postmaster-General what is the present position of the Government's wireless schemers as affecting the British West Indies; is a wireless station in operation there; and, if not, what alternative methods are proposed?


There is no high power wireless station at present in operation in the West Indies. There are objections to a system of high power wireless telegraphy as the sole method of communication with the West Indies, and the Government take the view that the needs of the West Indies can best be met by supplementing and improving the present system of cable communication. There are certain low power wireless stations in the West Indies which are used for local communication, and it is possible that under the new scheme additional stations of this kind may be erected as auxiliaries to the cable system.