§ MR. H. C. RICHARDS (Finsbury, E.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will call the attention of the Irish Light Commissioners to the present condition of the lighthouse at the mouth of the Strangford Lough—viz., on Rock Angus; and whether he will request the Irish Light Commissioners to proceed to the lighting of the same for the guidance of the ships entering the lough during the autumn and winter trading seasons.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) I have referred this Question to the Commissioners, who observe that, without carrying out an elaborate scheme of leading lights in conjunction with the lighting of "Rock Angus" Beacon so as to guide vessels up to the anchorages of "Audley" and "Cross" Roads, the lighting of the beacon would be useless. As, however, such an undertaking would, in the opinion of the Commissioners, be solely a benefit to the local trade frequenting Strangford Lough, they have been unable to recommend that it should be carried out at the expense of the General Lighthouse Fund.