§ Sir FREDERICK G. RICE
(by Private Notice) asked the President of the Board of Trade, in connection with the destruction of the Landguard Lighthouse on Saturday last, whether he can give the House any further information as to the condition of the wounded men, and if he is satisfied with the arrangements made for the temporary lighting of the entrance to Harwich Harbour, and whether he would consider the advisability of moving the light already placed temporarily at the position of the North Cliff Buoy to the position of the Cliff Buoy?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Sir Burton Chadwick)
I am informed by, Trinity House that the mechanic who was working at the lighthouse at the time of the accident is in hospital suffering from rather severe burns, but his condition, I am glad to say, is not considered critical. The other man only received very slight burns. As regards the last part of the question, the substitution of a lighted for an unlighted buoy at North Cliff is considered by Trinity House to be the best temporary arrangement until something more permanent can be decided.