HC Deb 05 April 1894 vol 22 c1445
MR. HOLDEN (York, E.R., Buckrose)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received a copy of a Resolution, passed by the County Council of East Yorkshire, referring to the disastrous storm which swept the coast on the 18th, 19th, and 20th of November last, and urging the desirability of the construction on the East Coast of Yorkshire of a harbour of refuge; and whether he is prepared to take any steps in response to this resolution?


Yes, Sir; I have received the Resolution referred to, and have replied to the County Council that the Board of Trade cannot encourage the idea that the Government will construct harbours of refuge at the public expense, an idea which has been repeatedly discouraged by successive Governments.