HC Deb 09 June 1902 vol 109 cc80-1

To ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will state whether the work of constructing a lighthouse on Jibel (Mount) Teir, Red Sea, has been commenced; and, if so, can he say when the work is expected to be finished.

(Answer.) I informed the House on the 5th ultimo that the work of construction of this and the other lights was to be actively pushed on till the hot weather set in, by which time it was hoped that all except the Moka light would be nearly complete. From information, however, which has since reached the Foreign Office, we have learnt that the foundations of the lighthouse on Jibel Tier have not as yet been begun, and that it will not be finished for fully nine months.—(Foreign Office.)