HC Deb 28 March 1889 vol 334 cc1020-1
MR. LYELL (Orkney and Shetland)

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether anything had been done to carry out the recommendation of the Northern Lights Commission in the Report of their Engineers, Messrs. D. and T. Stevenson, in October, 1883, that 11 now lighthouses should be erected on the coasts of Orkney and Shetland?


The Engineers' Report referred to involved an expenditure of £192,000, and £6,600 for annual maintenance. The Northern Lights Commissioners forwarded it to the Board of Trade in 1884, with approval, but without any statutory recommendation, doubtless feeling that it was too expensive to be carried out in its entirety. But one of the most important parts of it—the establishment of a light on Malcolm's Head, Fair Island, is included In the Estimates for new work in the coming financial year.

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