§ SIR JOHN LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will state whether there is a Committee of the Brethren of the Trinity House specially charged with the control of the lighthouses and floating lights on the English coasts; how frequently they meet; and whether any reports of their proceedings with regard to new works and improvements are published, and where these may be obtained?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE
I am informed by the Elder Brethren of the Trinity House that they have one Committee for the management of existing lighthouses and other lights, and another Committee for new works and improvements. These Committees meet twice a week. No reports of the proceedings of the Committees or of the full Board are published, but all Estimates and proposals involving increased expenditure have to be submitted to the Board of Trade for their approval.