§ MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, having regard to the many shipping casualties which have occurred off the coast south of Ras Asir, Cape Guardafui, will he consider the expediency of taking such steps as may be necessary to secure the erection of a lighthouse on this headland.
§ * THE UNDER SECRETARY OFSTATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord CRANBORNE,) Rochester
His Majesty's Government are at present in communication with the Italian Government in regard to proposals made by the latter for the establishment of a lighthouse on Cape Guardafui; but there seems to be a considerable difference of opinion amongst the British Shipping Companies which are interested as to the advantage of this proposed light.
§ SIR JAMES FERGUSSON (Manchester, N.E.)
May I ask whether, if a light is placed on Cape Guardafui, it will do away with the light long contemplated on Socotra?