HC Deb 09 August 1894 vol 28 cc470-1
CAPTAIN SINCLAIR (Dumbartonshire)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade by what authority and under what conditions the Clyde Lighthouse Trustees deposit river dredgings in Loch Long; when such authority, if it exists, expires; and whether and when the Board of Trade will take the necessary steps to prevent the continuance of this practice?


I have been advised that the Clyde Lighthouses Act, 1880, empowers the Trustees to deposit in Loch Long or other contiguous lochs, without the consent of the Board of Trade, the dredgings from the works authorised by that Act. By the Clyde Lighthouses Act, 1890, the time for the completion of the works authorised by the Act of 1880 was extended to the 6th of August, 1895; when that time arrives the Board of Trade will have considered what course can be best adopted to prevent further deposit in Loch Long. I may add that many complaints have been received on the subject, and it engages my anxious attention.