§ 67. Captain P. MACDONALD
asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade if he can now state whether the Regulation restricting those employed on lightships from receiving relations and friends on board these ships will be modified or rescinded?
§ Sir B. CHADWICK
I am informed by the Trinity House, with whom I have been in communication, that, for the reasons which I have explained to my hon. Friend in answer to his previous question on the 11th instant, they are not prepared to modify or rescind their Order, which in substance has been in force since 1804, restricting those on light vessels from receiving visitors or friends on board their ships. The Elder Brethren add that the 2262 conditions at lighthouses and light vessels respectively are entirely different; at the former the risk from the elements is absent and visitors can be received without risk of interference with the duties and the rest of the keepers.