HC Deb 04 June 1875 vol 224 cc1404-5

said, he wished to make a correction in a portion of an Answer which he gave the other day. In reply to a Question put to him by the hon. Member for West Cornwall (Mr. A. P. Vivian) he had stated that he was informed that the opinion of the Board of Trade, the Trinity House, and Lloyd's Committee was not favourable to the establishment of telegraphic communication between isolated light-houses and the mainland. He had that morning received a letter from Lloyd's Committee to say that he must have been under some misapprehension on that subject, because, as far as their opinion was concerned, it was favourable to the establishment of such communication. He could, therefore, only express regret that, owing to information which he had thought reliable, he had inadvertently made a statement which turned out to be incorrect.