§ Sir A. SINCLAIR
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the scheme of the Commissioners of Northern Light houses for a lighthouse on Strathy Point has yet come before the Board of Trade; and, if so, what decision has been reached in regard to the proposed lighthouse?
§ Mr. W. R. SMITH
The scheme for a lighthouse and fog signal on Strathy Point was discussed at the Lighthouse. Conference held at the Board of Trade on 7th February, when the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses made a full statement in support of the proposal. The representatives of the shipowners, merchant", etc., on the Advisory Committee strongly opposed the scheme, and they were supported by the Trinity House. After reviewing all the circumstances, the Board of Trade have decided that their sanction should not be given to the scheme.