HC Deb 19 April 1910 vol 16 c1858

asked the Secretary for Foreign Affairs if he will enter into negotiations with the authorities governing Iceland with a view to the efficient lighting of the southern coast of Iceland by lighthouses, and the erection of refuge shelters in the interest of the crews shipwrecked while trawling along that coast?


We learn that the Icelandic Government have in view the erection of a lighthouse at Cape Ingolfshöfde, and that they would have no objection to the erection of refuge shelters by foreign shipowners. I understand that there are no funds at the disposal of H.M. Government which could be applied to the erection of such shelters, but if the British fishing trade would be willing to contribute to the cost of providing additional shelters, I would be prepared to ascertain whether co-operation and assistance would be forthcoming from other quarters.