§ Mr. de Freitas
asked the Secretary of State for Air in what respects the local authority was consulted concerning a proposal to site a forward scatter radio station near St. Lawrence on the Isle of Wight.
Consultations with the Isle of Wight County Council and other local authorities have covered such matters as the exact siting of the station, the design of the buildings, accommodation for the R.A.F. personnel, public rights of way and television reception. The question of radiation effects from the transmitter was not discussed because, as explained by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State to the hon. Member on 5th November, no radiation hazards to the general public will arise. The Isle of Wight County Council and the Ventnor Urban District Council have now been so informed.