HC Deb 28 May 1857 vol 145 c932

asked the Secretary of the Treasury when it is his intention to move for a Committee of inquiry into the present state of the Harbour of Wick, and the other harbours of Scotland?


said that, if he were to move for a Committee of Inquiry upon the subject of the hon. Member's question, he should not propose that it should be confined solely to the harbours in Scotland, but should embrace the harbours of the whole of the United Kingdom. He had intended to move for such Committee immediately after the Whitsuntide recess, but he was afraid that its appointment would lead to no conclusive result before the close of the present Session.