HC Deb 30 April 1897 vol 48 c1345

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if he will state why the sum of £250 voted for fitting up the fishery cruiser Vigilant with a search light has not been appropriated for that purpose?


The money voted for a search light was not appropriated to that purpose because damages sustained during a gale by the deckhouse of the Vigilant, on which it had been purposed to mount it, revealed the fact that the deckhouse was not sufficiently strong for the purpose, and it was considered that the expense involved in strengthening it would not be justified.