wished to know what were the intentions of Her Majesty's Government with respect to the Merchant Seamen's Fund; and he also wished to ask whether, in their opinion, it was not desirable that a more satisfactory arrangement should be adopted with regard to lighthouses on the coast?
§ SIR G. CLERK
said, in answer to the first question of the gallant Admiral, that he had stated on a former occasion that he had been in communication with several members of the Shipowners' Society, with a view to make further arrangements in regard to the Merchant Seamen's Fund; and he should certainly give to any recommendation from that society the best consideration in his power. With regard to the second question, which appeared to him to relate to a subject of great importance, he believed that that subject was under the consideration of his right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer.