§ Sir Bernard Braine
asked the Minister of Overseas Development what decisions have been taken in regard to the requests of the Falkland Islands Government for the provision of a road linking Stanley to Darwin, radio communications between Stanley and the settlements, and a school hostel.82W
§ Mrs. Hart
At the request of the Falkland Islands Government, we are sending in the next few days a professional team to report on the whole internal communications system of the Islands, including the questions of the Stanley to Darwin road and air and sea communications. My Department is in correspondence with the Falkland Islands Government with a view to settling details about the upgrading of the radio communications system in the Islands; loan money would be available for this purpose. My Department has agreed in principle to provide funds for the building of a school hostel. One of my architectural advisers has recently visited the Islands to report on this and his report will be studied by the Falkland Islands Government.