HC Deb 03 July 1903 vol 124 c1259
MR. O'DOHERTY (Donegal, N.)

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is the length of the vacation annually granted to light keepers on islands situate at a distance from the coast of Ireland; and what arrangements, if any, exist on islands where there are two light keepers for the observance of their religious duty by the light keepers, there being no clergyman resident on the island.

(Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) I am informed by the Commissioners of Irish Lights that—(a) Light keepers at island stations are usually granted a fortnight's leave annually; (b) where practicable, periodical boat trips and car trips are allowed to enable light keepers and their families from islands and outlying stations to attend places of worship on Sunday.