§ COLONEL J. MCCALMONT (Antrim, E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received a memorial on behalf of the clerical staff of the Irish Board of Lights in favour of assimilating their salaries with those of the Trinity House; and whether he will favourably consider their request?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE
I have received from the Irish Lights Commissioners an application for the sanction of the Board of Trade to the salaries of certain clerks in their service being assimilated to the salaries of clerks in the service of the Trinity House. The application, which was only received on the 19th instant, is now under consideration, and I hope to be able to give the decision of the Board in a few days.