HC Deb 08 July 1897 vol 50 c1349

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether lie will lay upon the Table of the House the correspondence between his Department and the Foreign Office relative to the erection of a light at the eastern end of the Gulf of Aden; and from what source he proposes to obtain the funds for the erection of such light, since the surplus of the sum surrendered by Egypt from the light dues, over that required for the lights required in the Red Sea, has been granted to the Quarantine Board?


No, Sir; I do not propose to lay the correspondence referred to on the Table. Nor am I at present in a position to say from what fund the cost 4,f placing any light at the eastern end of the Gulf of Aden will be defrayed.