HC Deb 22 February 1883 vol 276 cc595-6

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether the Committee of Lloyd's applied to the Admiralty in August last for a few yards of land near Dungeness for the purpose of establishing a signal station for the benefit of the shipping and mercantile community, and how soon a decision on the subject will be arrived at and communicated to the Committee?


I hope, Sir, we shall be able shortly to send an answer to the Committee of Lloyd's. There has been some delay in the matter, partly because the question of signalling duties being undertaken by the Coastguard was involved, and partly because the piece of land referred to is the property of the War Department, and, therefore, correspondence between the two Offices was necessary.