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Solent Buoys

Volume 264: debated on Tuesday 24 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list those buoys in the Solent for which Trinity House is responsible; and what powers he has to require Trinity House to pass them out to another competent authority. [37906]

Trinity House is responsible for the following lights in the solent area:

  • Prince Consort;
  • Gurnard;
  • Gurnard Ledge;
  • East Lepe;
  • Salt Mead;
  • West Lepe;
  • Hamstead Ledge; and
  • Sconce
The Secretary of State has no powers to require Trinity House to transfer buoys to another authority. Under section 33 of the Ports Act 1991, it is for the appropriate general lighthouse authority to determine, with the consent of the Secretary of State, whether or not to transfer buoys to a harbour authority.