§ Mr. JEREMIAH MacVEAGH
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether inquiries will be made amongst pilots and shipmasters as to the necessity for establishing a lightship, say, 10 miles out from St. John's Point, abreast of Dundrum Bay, county Down; and whether he can state the total number of accidents to ships along the county Down coast during the past 10 years?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I am informed by the Commissioners of Irish Lights that the lighted buoy, proposed to be transferred from its present position off the entrance to Strangford Lough to a position l½ miles from Ballyquinton Point, will be placed there by 1st October next, and I presume that the Commissioners will desire to test the efficacy of this before making any further proposals for the lighting of this part of the coast. The total number of standings on the county Down coast during the 10 years ended on 30th June last was 176. Of these 37 were total losses.