HC Deb 05 April 1950 vol 473 cc161-2W
112. Sir D. Robertson

asked the Minister of Transport when it is proposed to remove the war-time wreck of a large merchant vessel at Dunbeath Harbour, which is a serious danger to fishermen.

Mr. Barnes

The responsibility under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, for the removal of this wreck lies either with the harbour authority (the Caithness County Council) or with the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses. In November, 1946, I informed the Caithness County Council that if there was any doubt which authority had jurisdiction it was open to them under Section 533 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, to refer the matter to me for determination. This has not been done.

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