§ Mr. J. D. WHITE
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he can state whether Hyskeir Rock, on which a lighthouse has been erected recently by the Commissioners of Northern Lights, belonged to or had to be purchased from any private person; and, if so, when and from whom was it purchased; what was the price paid; and whether the purchase was effected under compulsory powers.
(Answered by Mr. Kearley.) Hyskeir Island was acquired by the Northern Lights Commissioners under compulsory powers from Mr. Robert Thorn in April, 1902, the total sum paid to him (in November, 1903) being £611 3s. 3d.