HC Deb 24 February 1965 vol 707 c120W
75. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the lack of radar and other communications between ships at sea in northern waters and the relevant protection vessels and shore stations; and if he will state his plans to improve these communications.

Mr. Benn

So far as communication between the ships and protection vessels and the shore stations is concerned I would ask my hon. Friend to refer to the Answer which I gave him yesterday. Radar is not a means of communication and involves only the equipping of the ship. I am advised that whether a ship is or is not so equipped is entirely a matter for the owner.