§ MR. LYELL (Orkney and Shetland)
asked the Secretary for Scotland, Whether he is aware that the whole of the west coast of Shetland is at present un-lighted, and that lighthouses are urgently required there for the better protection of Ocean shipping passing round the north of Scotland, as well as the safety of the local fishing population; and, whether he will communicate with the Northern Lighthouse Commissioners as to the most suitable sites for the lighthouses required, and will take the necessary steps to have those lighthouses erected?
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
My attention was first called to the subject by the Question of the hon. Member, and I have communicated with the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses, and also with the Board of Trade, with whom the matter more properly rests.