ADMIRAL MAYNE (Pembroke and Haverfordwest)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether, in view of the admitted annual loss of £1,500,000 to £2,000,000 of property, and a great number of lives of Her Majesty's subjects upon the coasts of the United Kingdom, and the representations of the Board of Trade to the Treasury upon the subject, he will make some provision in the Estimates for the construction of Refuge and Life Harbours?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
The only provision in the Estimates about to be laid before the House for the construction of a Harbour of Refuge will be for the harbour 1768 at Peterhead. I am not prepared on such short notice, my attention having only just been called to the subject, to propose a further Estimate, or to pronounce an opinion upon a subject involving so vast an expenditure of money.