HC Deb 06 May 1895 vol 33 c525

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the Greenock Harbour Trustees are now depositing in Loch Long the dredgings of their harbour; and whether he will take the necessary steps to protect the public by stopping these deposits, as has already been done in the case of similar deposits by the Clyde Trustees?


I have not received, within the last two years, any complaint with respect to the deposit by the Greenock Harbour Trustees of dredgings in. Loch Long. It is possible that the hon. Member may refer to the deposit by the Clyde Lighthouse Trustees in Loch Long or other contiguous Lochs of materials dredged from the Clyde opposite Port Glasgow and Greenock; if no, I will refer to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend, the Member for Dunbartonshire, on the 9th August last, when I pointed out that there is at present a statutory authority enabling the Lighthouse Trustees to make this deposit. I am, of course, unable to interfere with this; but the statutory authority will expire on the 6th of August next.