I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the Report on Cyprus recently issued (page 49) by District Commissioner at Famagusta relative to the Lights on the Island, in which the Commissioner states that an additional light is sorely needed at Cape Andrea, the northernmost point in the island, and he hoped before long ships will be provided with this means of protection from this exposed and dangerous spot; and whether any steps have been taken to supply the deficiency complained of?
§ MR. BRYCE
Yes, Sir; I have seen the Report referred to. The lighting of the coast of Cyprus is undertaken not by the Board of Trade but by and at the expense of the Cyprus Government. The Board have already advised in the matter of the existing lights on the Island, and, when applied to, will advise in the matter of any future light.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Board of Trade are responsible for Indian and Colonial lights? Will he indicate his opinion to the Governor of the Island that a light is needed?
MR. GIBSON BOWLES
Are not the Board of Trade responsible for the lights at Sombrero Island and the Bahamas?