HC Deb 24 May 1894 vol 24 cc1190-1
MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he will lay upon the Table a Return giving the Correspondence between Shipowners, Chambers of Commerce, Mr. John R. Wigham, Members of Parliament, the Commissioners of Irish Lights, the Trinity House, the Board of Trade, and others, on the subject of Lighthouse Illuminants, which has taken place since the issue of the last Return on the subject (in continuation of Parliamentary Paper, No. 92, of Session 1893–4)?

MR. BURT (who replied)

said: I must refer the hon. Member to the reply given to him on the 12th of December last, when my right hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield said that the Correspondence had been published up to the end of February, 1893, and that that which ensued had not been such as to justify the cost incident to the printing of it at the public expense. There is very little which has occurred since that reply was given.


Is the hon. Gentleman aware there has been some additional Correspondence?


Yes; but I understand it would involve considerable expense to print it, and it is not thought the outlay would be justified. I shall be happy to let the hon. Member see the additional Correspondence.