HC Deb 03 July 1923 vol 166 cc229-30

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether be will take immediate steps to prevent the closing down of the coastguard station at the Butt of Lewis, owing to the protection it affords the fishing grounds from illegal trawling and the convenience to shipping generally?

Viscount WOLMER

It is very doubtful whether there is sufficient reason for maintaining the coastguard station at the Butt of Lewis for coast-watching and lifesaving purposes, but further inquiry is being made, and I will inform the hon. Baronet of the decision arrived at.