Coastguard Station, Butt of Lewis.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 3rd July 1923.

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Photo of Sir William Cotts Sir William Cotts , Na h-Eileanan an Iar

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether be will take immediate steps to prevent the closing down of the coastguard station at the Butt of Lewis, owing to the protection it affords the fishing grounds from illegal trawling and the convenience to shipping generally?

Photo of Viscount  Wolmer Viscount Wolmer , Aldershot

It is very doubtful whether there is sufficient reason for maintaining the coastguard station at the Butt of Lewis for coast-watching and lifesaving purposes, but further inquiry is being made, and I will inform the hon. Baronet of the decision arrived at.