HC Deb 23 February 1883 vol 276 c708

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether Her Majesty's Government have come to a decision as to the construction of a harbour of refuge at Filey, on the East Coast?


in reply, said, that as this Question was connected with that of convict labour, he would ask leave to answer it. The hon. Member had probably seen the Report on the subject of harbours as connected with convict labour. There were two harbours recommended—one a work at Dover, and another at Filey, both of them, no doubt, useful works in connection with the question; but the view the Government were disposed to take was, that of those two the work at Dover should be undertaken first.