§ DR. CAMERON (Glasgow, College)
asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether he will lay upon the Table the Correspondence which has taken place between the Trinity House, the Board of Trade, Mr. J. R. Wigham, Mr. Howard Grubb, F.R.S., Professor Barrett, Shipowners of Newcastle on Tyne, Shipowners of Glasgow, Shipowners of Greenock, Shipowners of Liverpool, Shipowners of Belfast, the Harbour Board of Belfast, and any other persons or shipping authorities who may have corresponded with the 903 Board of Trade or the Trinity House on the subject of the Report of the Trinity House on the experiments made by that Corporation with lighthouse illuminants at South Foreland?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. C. T. D. ACLAND) (Cornwall, Launceston)
(who replied) said: The President is anxious to lay upon the Table the Correspondence on the subject referred to by the hon. Member as soon as it is in a sufficiently complete state. As stated in his reply on the 11th of March last to the noble Lord the Member for the West Derby Division of Liverpool (Lord Claud Hamilton), the Report of Mr. A. G. Vernon-Harcourt, F.R.S., who attended the experiments at the request of the Board of Trade, has been received; but he is still waiting for Reports which have been promised from the Representatives of some Foreign Governments who were present at the experiments. When these have been received he will be prepared to lay the Correspondence on the Table.