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Commissioners Of Irish Lights

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade why Dublin is the only authority in Ireland to appoint Commissioners of Irish Lights; and what are the nationality and qualifications of the other commissioners.

The constitution of the commissioners stems originally from an Act of 1786 and has not been altered in subsequent legislation. There are no specific qualifications prescribed for the co-opted members, but in practice they are broadly representative of shipping and commerce. Information is not readily available regarding the nationality of the commissioners, who serve voluntarily. All are resident in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland and I am sending the hon. Member a list of their names.

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