HC Deb 02 August 1881 vol 264 cc555-6

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether his attention has been called to the present want of telegraphic communication between lightships and lighthouses and the shore; and, whether he will consider the desirability of establishing such telegraphic communication if possible before another winter?

MR. CHAMBERLAIN, in reply, said, his attention had been directed to the subject referred to by the hon. Member, and as to which communications had for some time been going on between the Board of Trade and the Trinity House. He was informed that the Trinity House hoped to be able to make a satisfactory Report on the subject in a short time.