HC Deb 23 March 1891 vol 351 c1658
MR. BUCHANAN (Edinburgh, W.)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the fact that the Commissioners of Northern Lights have recently urged strongly the erection of a lighthouse and fog-signal station on Rattray Head, as a necessity for the safe navigation of the adjoining coast, but that this request was refused by the Trinity House, and also, on appeal, by the Board of Trade, on the grounds of the insufficient amount of funds allotted to the Commissioners out of the Mercantile Marine Fund, whether he will take steps to secure that an adequate sum is allotted to the Commissioners of Northern Lights, to enable them to render navigation safe along the coasts for the lighting of which they are responsible?


The Board of Trade have, on appeal, sanctioned the establishment of a light and fog signal on Rattray Head; but the order in which this and other new lighthouse works sanctioned in Scotland should be carried out has not yet been determined, and I think there are more pressing works than this.

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