§ MR. ARCHDALE (Fermanagh, N.)
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will state how many life-saving rocket stations are provided on the coast of Ireland between Derry and Sligo, and how many lives have been lost on that coast in the last ten years.
(Answer.) There is at present one rocket life-saving station on the coast of Ireland between Derry and Sligo, viz., at Green-castle, on Lough Foyle. The Board of Trade have decided to establish a second rocket station, viz., at Mulroy, county Donegal, and are now endeavouring to secure a suitable site. Thirty-six lives have been lost in consequence of casualties to vessels between Derry and Sligo during the last ten years, but only four of the casualties were strandings, and, so tar as the Board of Trade are informed, in none of these cases would a rocket apparatus have enabled life to be saved.—(Board of Trade.)