HC Deb 05 March 1880 vol 251 c439

asked the President of the Board of Trade, If sufficient information has been obtained to warrant a decision as to the general use of the Electric Light in Lighthouses; if not, when he expects to obtain such information?


Sir, it rests with the Lighthouse authorities to make any proposal for the adoption of the electric light. No such proposal is now before us, and it does not belong to the Board of Trade to originate action on this matter. The hon. Member will find in the evidence appended to the Report of the Select Committee on Lighting by Electricity which sat last Session some most interesting and exhaustive statements respecting the use and cost of the electric light in lighthouses.