HC Deb 07 July 1910 vol 18 c1921W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the number of shipwrecks and the loss of life on the coast of the Island of Alderney; whether there have been four wrecks within ten days of large steamers; whether he will give directions to proceed without delay with the erection of a lighthouse with a powerful foghorn on the east end of Alderney; whether the Trinity Board has managed to secure the site; and when they intend building?


My attention has been called to the shipping casualties which have occurred on the coast of Alderney, and to the fact that four large steamers have stranded there within a period of ten days during the past month. The Board of Trade have sanctioned the construction of a first-class light and fog-signal at the north-eastern end of the island, and I am informed by the Trinity House that they are now in treaty for a site for the lighthouse and fog-signal, that plans of the buildings are approved, and that tenders are being obtained with a view to their construction at the earliest possible date.