§ MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of 284 Trade whether he is aware of the complaints made as to the danger to cross-Channel and other steamers through the want of a fog signal at Walney lighthouse, near the entrance to the harbour of Barrow-on-Furness; and whether he will consider the desirability of having a fog signal established there?
§ *THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Sir M. HICKS BEACH,) Bristol, W.
This light is under the control of a Local Authority, the Lancaster Port Commissioners, and not of the Trinity House. It is therefore not for the Board of Trade to take any action in the matter. No complaint of the want of a fog signal there has reached me.