HC Deb 08 March 1870 vol 199 c1478

said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade, If the Corporation of the Trinity House has decided on establishing a uniform Code of Buoyage for the harbours and coasts within their control; and, if so, whether, with the view of laying down a system for national adoption, the Northern Commissioners of Scotland and Ballast Board of Ireland have been consulted, and concur in the plan proposed by the Trinity House?


Sir, the corporation of the Trinity House have been engaged since 1860 in carrying out an uniform system of buoyage for the district over which they have control, and that system has now been adopted by all local authorities in England, except that of the Mersey. The Northern Lights Commissioners and the Irish Ballast Board were not, I believe, consulted as to that system, and still carry out independently their own system.