The expenses of the Irish lighthouse service are defrayed out of the General Lighthouse Fund, which derives its revenue from dues levied on shipping in accordance with the Merchant Shipping (Mercantile Marine Fund) Act, 1898.
The Board of Trade are merely responsible for the general financial control. Detailed administration is in the hands of the three Lighthouse Commissioners.
Is the hon. Gentleman fully satisfied that the men in the lighthouses are getting the best possible conditions?