§ COLONEL WARING
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that Lough Neagh was surveyed, and an Admiralty chart of it issued in the year 1855; and that since then the lake has been lowered several feet; and whether, in view of the increasing traffic, he will cause a new survey and chart to be made?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. W. E. MACARTNEY,) Antrim, S.
It has been the settled 1680 policy of the Admiralty for many years to decline to undertake the survey of inland waters. At present the staff of surveying officers is barely sufficient for the work it has to carry out. But if in the future an officer could be spared and the necessary cost could be defrayed by the local authorities, the Admiralty might consider the question of giving the assistance asked for. The survey alluded to in the Question was carried out in 1835 by a naval officer, who was attached to a party of Royal Engineers engaged on the Ordnance Survey.