HC Deb 16 June 1890 vol 345 c1008
MR. WEBB (Waterford, W.)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether his attention has been drawn to the circumstances narrated in the "Admiralty Surveys Report for 1889," under which last year, at personal loss to him self, Patrick Lamb indicated to the Admiralty Surveyors a rock suspected, but theretofore not located, about 20 miles from Cape St. Mary, Newfound land; and whether, in view of the statement in the Report that The importance of the knowledge of its existence will be at once seen when it is remembered that many mail steamers pass this way on their course to the St. Lawrence, and that, though in ordinary weather the largest ship would cross it in safety, the heavy seas of an Atlantic gale, in such an exposed position, would infallibly cause her to strike, with, in all probability, immediate foundering as the result, Patrick Lamb has received, or will receive, some reward or distinction for his conduct?


Patrick Lamb has received a reward of £20 from the officer in charge of the survey, in accordance with the in variable practice whenever information is received that leads to the discovery of dangerous rocks, which would otherwise not have been noted on the charts. Many rocks have been noted on the charts in this manner. Each such case is considered on its merits, and in this instance the reward granted was thought to be adequate.