HC Deb 25 May 1880 vol 252 cc433-4

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If he could state what amount of dues is collected from British and Foreign Vessels at Constantinople for the special service of maintaining the Light Ship at the mouth of the Bosphorus, and the life saving establishments on the coasts of the Black Sea; and what is the amount annually expended on those services; and, whether the services referred to are suffering in efficiency in consequence of the funds collected for their maintenance being improperly applied to other purposes?


The information at present in the Foreign Office is not sufficient to give a complete answer to the Question of the hon. Member; but Her Majesty's Ambassador at Constantinople has been instructed to furnish a full Report on the whole subject as soon as possible.