HC Deb 11 July 1906 vol 160 cc862-3

To ask the President of the Board of Trade who are the gentlemen comprising the shipowners' committee with regard to the lighting of the coasts of England how is such committee constituted: what are its statutory powers; and what Minister takes responsibility for its actions.

(Answered by Mr. Kearley.) The Advisory Committee upon New Lighthouse Works consist of the following Gentlemen:—

  • Mr. W. F. G. Anderson, Glasgow (Chairman).
  • Sir Alfred Jones, K.C.M.G., Liverpool.
  • Sir John Gunn, Cardiff'.
  • Sir Henry Hozier, K.C.B., Secretary of Lloyds.
  • Sir John Glover, London.
  • The Right Hon. W. J. Pirrie.
  • Mr. J. B. Adam, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
  • Mr. John Davies. Liverpool.
  • Mr. E. Handcock, Cardiff.
  • Mr. F. L. Heyn, J.P., Belfast.
  • Mr. F. C. Gardiner, Glasgow.
  • Mr. T. F. Blackwell, London.
The Committee was formed by the Chamber of Shipping of the United Kingdom at the suggestion of the late Lord Ritchie, when President of the Board of Trade, for the purpose of representing to the Board of Trade and the general lighthouse authorities the views of shipowners and others with regard to all Questions of new works proposed to be carried out by the lighthouse authorities. It has no statutory powers and no Ministerial responsibility is involved.