HC Deb 18 March 1898 vol 55 cc236-7
MR. M. VAUGHAN DAVIES (Cardiganshire)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that there are no Coastguards stationed on the west coast of Wales from a place called New Quay, in Cardiganshire, to Carnarvon, a distance of nearly 100 miles; and whether, having regard to the dangerous nature of the coast, he will give instructions to have the whole distance properly patrolled by the Coastguard?

THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. G. J. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square

It is the fact that there is no Coastguard Station on the stretch of coast referred to, nor has there ever been one there, so far as the Admiralty are aware. The Coastguard are distributed round the coast for the protection of the revenue and naval purposes, and it does not appear that a Coastguard Station is necessary.