HC Deb 21 February 1887 vol 311 c162
MR. T. SUTHERLAND (Greenock)

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, If he can state the exact amount received annually by the Egyptian Government in the shape of light dues on shipping, according to the latest Returns; and, at the same time, the cost of maintaining the lights in respect of which such dues are levied?

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

According to Returns received at the Board of Trade through the Foreign Office, the amounts of Receipts and Expenditure by the Egyptian Government on account of their Lighthouse Administration for the years 1883, 1884, and 1885 are as follow:—For 1883, receipts, £E88,261, expenditure, £E26,218; for 1884, receipts, £E90,152; expenditure, £E26,349; for 1885, receipts, £E92,204; expenditure, £E28,046.