HC Deb 25 February 1903 vol 118 cc795-6
MR. MOONEY (Dublin Co., S.)

To ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland under what Act of Parliament is the Irish Lights Board constituted; if the Commissioners are responsible to any Government Department; and, if so, which.

(Answered by Mr. Atkinson.) The Commissioners of Irish Lights are the successors of the Corporation for preserving and improving the Port of Dublin. This latter body was incorporated by the Act 26 Geo. III., c. 19, and the present body of Commissioners was reconstituted by the Dublin Port Act of 1867. The Commissioners are under the financial control of the Board of Trade. They cannot erect lighthouses, buoys, or beacons without the consent of Trinity House, and the control, as regards finance, of the Board of Trade.