HC Deb 21 February 1865 vol 177 c499

said, he would beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, Whether his attention has been called to the large number of wrecks which have lately occurred on the north-west coast of Devon and Cornwall; and whether it is the intention of the Government to establish a Harbour of Refuge on that coast for the protection of the shipping?


said, in reply, that no doubt there had been many wrecks on the north-west coast of Cornwall and Devon, but he was not aware that last year was an exceptional year. It was not the intention, however, of the Government to propose any Vote of money for the establishment of Harbours of Refuge on that coast. There were other parts of the coast where a greater number of wrecks had taken place, more especially during the last year.