§ MR. T. L. CORBETT
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he has any information as to the reasons for the delay of the Irish Lights Commissioners in erecting a lighthouse at Ballyquintin Point, County Down.
§ MR. KEARLEY
The Commissioners of Irish Lights have made a proposal to improve the lighting in the vicinity of the entrance to Strangford Lough, not by the erection of a lighthouse at Ballyquintin Point, but by the establishment of a light vessel about four miles south-south-east of the entrance to the Lough. The matter is still under consideration by the Board of Trade.
§ CAPTAIN CRAIG (Down, E.)
Is it not the fact that the Commissioners approved a light being placed on this dangerous point some years since? 1043 Can the hon. Gentleman suggest any reason for this long delay? Have not serious wrecks occurred there?