HC Deb 26 February 1885 vol 294 c1398

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether his attention has been called to the importance of placing a lighthouse on Abu Ail Island, which is off the northeast end of Jebel Tukar Island in the Red Sea; and, whether he will take steps to promote the construction of such a lighthouse?


My attention has for some time been directed to the necessity for a light in the Channel between the two Islands named in the hon. Member's Question; and I have been, and am still, in communication with the Foreign Office on the subject. The present aspect of affairs on the coast of the Red Sea is not altogether favourable to progress in a matter of this description; but I shall lose no opportunity of continuing my endeavours to promote the proper lighting of the vicinity of Abu Ail.