HC Deb 18 February 1920 vol 125 cc963-4

Order for Second Beading read.


I beg to move, "That the Bill be now read a second time."

The object of this Bill is to remove an anomaly in the Act of 1853, under which the financial control of the establishment of the whole of the lighthouses passed to the Board of Trade. Under that Act the regulation of the payment passed to the Board of Trade with one exception, and that related to the Elder Brethren of Trinity House. The reason why they were exempted was apparently because there was an omission to repeal the Section in an old Act of 1822, which fixed the remuneration of the active Elder Brethren at a particular sum. The object of this Bill is to give the Board of Trade the same control over the regulation for the payment of the active Elder Brethren as it has over the rest of the establishment.


I do not gather that it proposes a charge.


Whatever charge arises out of it is met by the General Lighthouse Fund.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a second time, and committed to a Committee of the whole House for To-morrow.— [Colonel Gibbs.]

The remaining Government Orders were read, and postponed.