HC Deb 20 July 1982 vol 28 cc95-6W
Mr. Shersby

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he is satisfied with the modernity, efficiency and frequency of radio and sea communications with Pitcairn Island; what plans are in hand to provide improved services to the island; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Rifkind

Radio communications with Pitcairn will be improved shortly when the present morse system is replaced by point-to-point voice equipment. Arrangements are made for supply ships to call frequently enough to ensure that the normal needs of the islanders are met; and other ships passing through the area often call.

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