HC Deb 04 April 1889 vol 334 c1577
MR. JOHNSTON (Belfast, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if his attention has been called to the resolution passed at the recent meeting of the Associated Chambers of Commerce, in favour of placing lighthouses, coastguard stations, and lifeboat stations in electrical communication with the main telegraphic system of the country; whether, in consideration of the fact that a vast amount of money value, and several hundred thousand persons, pass Tory Island every year, he will endeavour to have this recommendation carried out with regard to it; and, whether the Government will take steps, as soon as possible, to complete a work of so important a national character?


I have not seen a copy of the resolution referred to. The matter, however, is not one coming within the cognizance of the Irish Office, but apparently within that of the Board of Trade.