HC Deb 12 February 1973 vol 850 cc231-2W
Mr. Costain

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the short-range and long-range radio stations around the coast which have in operation direction finding equipment.

Mr. Onslow

No Post Office coast radio stations now operate direction finding equipment because experience has shown that it is rarely of value for search and rescue purposes. Experiments are being conducted at selected coastguard stations to evaluate the use of direction finding equipment on the radiotelephone distress frequency.