§ MR. W. FIELD (Dublin, St, Patrick)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is prepared favourably to consider the two memorials which have been presented to the Irish Lights Board by the lightship men asking for an increase of wages, and also for an increase of pension from £25 per annum to £40 a year, similar to the amount granted to the men in Her Majesty's Navy, as the rules and discipline are almost alike?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. C. T. RITCHIE, Croydon)
No memorial on the subject has been received by the Board of Trade since 1891. I will carefully consider any further memorials which may be sent to the Board of Trade, together with any recommendations or observations of the Irish Lights Commissioners by which they may be accompanied.