§ MR. LLEWELLYN (Somerset, N.)
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether the attention of the Board of Trade has been called to the serious and lamentable loss of life by shipwreck, especially during the last six months, in and near the Bristol Channel; and, whether any scheme or proposal is under consideration for the construction of a Harbour of Refuge at Lundy Island, or some other suitable place, as a means of minimizing the risks to shipping on that part of our coast?
§ THE SECRETARY (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)
Yes. The attention of the Board of Trade has been called to the serious and lamentable loss of life in the Bristol Channel. For a Harbour of Refuge, as distinguished from a commercial harbour, there are considerations which seem to point out to the suitability of Lundy; but of recent years the general policy of creating such harbours at the public expense has been discountenanced; and, in view of the difficulties which surround this subject, the Board of Trade do not see their way to make or to entertain at present any proposal such as that suggested in the hon. Member's Question.