HC Deb 17 March 1952 vol 497 c173W
70. Sir D. Robertson

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the fog signal on North Head, Wick, has been out of use since the beginning of the year through the failure of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board to provide the power to operate it; and, in view of the danger to navigation, if he will make immediate representations to the Board to remedy the situation.

Mr. Maclay

The fog signal at North Head, Wick, was temporarily discontinued with the sanction of the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses and after adequate notice to mariners had been given. I am informed by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland that the signal remained available for operation up to 25th February and it was then discontinued during the changeover in power supply for the new apparatus which is being installed. The new fog horn was tested last Saturday morning. It still requires some adjustment but it is hoped to have it in full operation very shortly.