§ SIR J. LENG
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade what floating lightships now communicate with the Telegraph Department by electric cables; and whether it is intended to lay down electric cables to other lightships?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. MUNDELLA, Sheffield, Brightside)
The work of connecting with the shore by electric cable the North Goodwin and the Kentish Knock Light Vessels is being proceeded with as rapidly as practicable. I hope they will be completed during the present financial year, and this, with the Gunfleet Lighthouse, will exhaust the amount placed at my disposal for this purpose.