HC Deb 14 February 1887 vol 310 cc1394-5
ADMIRAL MAYNE (Pembroke and Haverfordwest)

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether Her Majesty's Government is prepared to give practical effect to any of the recommendations or suggestions of the various Commissions or Committees, by appropriations of public money for the construction or improvement of Refuge and Life Harbours in those places where, though it is manifestly impossible to borrow money, great saving of life and property would result from the existence of such harbours?

THE SECRETARY (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)

I regret that I can only refer the hon. and gallant Gentleman to the reply which I recently gave to the hon. Member for North Somerset (Mr. Llewellyn), and stated that the Board of Trade do not see their way at present to give effect to any such recommendations or suggestions as those named, though they fully recognize their importance. Communications on this subject are passing between the Department and the Treasury.