§ COLONEL LAURIE (Bath)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether the Government have under their consideration a scheme for placing the Coastguard and Lifeboat Stations of the United Kingdom in direct telegraphic communication, with a view to more prompt assistance to vessels in distress and the saving of life; and whether the lighthouses along and off the coast could be included in the scheme?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON) (Middlesex, Ealing)
A proposal for placing certain of the Coastguard Stations in closer telegraphic communication with the main Telegraph Stations has been receiving the attention of the Admiralty, and is now under consideration. The Admiralty have no jurisdiction over the lighthouses and vessels on the coast, or over the lifeboats and their arrangements.