§ SIR EDWARD WATKIN (Hythe)
asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether the Government intend to introduce, without delay, a measure enabling "Lloyd's," or any other Incorporated Body, to connect lighthouses and lightships with the mainland by submarine telegraphs, at the cost of any such Body and under Regulations to be sanctioned by the Board of Trade, and for such purposes to incorporate or extend the powers, for compulsory user or purchase of lands, of the Lands Clauses Acts; and, what steps are being taken to connect the improved lights on Tory Island (on the extreme north-west corner of Ireland) with signal stations on the mainland of Ireland?
§ THE PRESIDENT (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
A Bill to confer powers on Lloyd's to take lands for signal stations and to maintain telegraphic communication with such stations was introduced in the other House on Tuesday last. I received information last week from Lloyd's that the question of connecting their signal station on Tory Island with the mainland by telegraphic cable is now being seriously considered by them.