§ MR. W. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he can state what was the amount of the bill of costs, expenses, and other charges paid or payable by the Commissioners of Irish Lights to their own solicitor for the defence of the action of Harrison against them; and, whether he can give the name of the present contractor employed to attend the Slyne Head Lighthouse stations, and the date of his contract with the Irish Lights Commissioners?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. C. T. RITCHIE,) Croydon
The costs paid by the Commissioners of Irish Lights to their solicitor in Harrison's case were £243 Os. 6d.; the witnesses' expenses were £46 Is. 8d. The present contractor employed to attend the Slyne Head Lighthouse Stations is John King, Slackport, County Galway, whose tender was sanctioned on the 24th August 1895.