§ MR. JOYCE (Limerick)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will state how is the Board of Commissioners of Irish Lights constituted; what is the qualification for membership; also, seeing the general dissatisfaction expressed by the various harbour authorities in Ireland, whether he will take some steps to have harbour boards get some representation on this body.
THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. BONAR, LAW, Glasgow, Blackfriars)
May I beg allowed to answer this Question? I beg to refer the hon. Member to the Return (No. 35) as to general Lighthouse Authorities which 657 was presented to this House at the beginning of the session, and which sets out the constitution of the Board of Commissioners of Irish Lights. His Majesty's Government are not prepared to introduce a Bill to provide for the representation of harbour authorities on the Board.
§ MR. BONAR LAW
I think they have some little control, but perhaps the hon. Member will put down the Question.