HC Deb 16 December 1963 vol 686 cc841-2
30. Mr. Hayman

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when his attention was first drawn to the request of the fishermen of Newlyn and Mouse hole for a light and a fog signal on the south coast of the Land's End peninsula; and what action he then took.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

My hon. Friend the Member for St. Ives (Mr. G. R. Howard) raised this matter during a fisheries debate on 14th July, 1959. It was then referred to my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport whose concern it is.

Mr. Hayman

Will the Minister request his right hon. Friend to support the application which is being made by the Cornwall Sea Fisheries Committee and by the fishermen at Mouse hole and many other organisations to see that a light and foghorn are provided at this point as early as possible? As he knows, 39 lives have been lost in the last twelve years on this small stretch of coast, a great number, as he knows, in a recent wreck there.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

I am fully aware of the position in Cornwall on this matter, but I gather that these aids are not considered necessary for general navigation It may well be that they would be very useful and necessary for fishing vessels.