§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Report of the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses, dated 27th February, 1899, shows that the light on Balintore Harbour has been so placed that it has been carried away by the sea, necessitating the use of a temporary light by the harbour authorities; and will he state whether arrangements have yet been made for the erection of a permanent light.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. RITCHIE,) Croydon
I should explain to the hon. Member that the Report to which he refers was made on 21st December, 1899, and not on 27th February, 1899, which latter date is a printer's error in the Parliamentary Paper, From the Report of the engineer to the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses it would appear that in December last the re-erection of the permanent light at Balintore Harbour was then under consideration by the local authority. I have no later information on the subject.