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Shipping: Irish Lights

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the detail of the timetable for the Irish Government to provide full funding for the Commissioners of Irish Lights has been established; and whether an announcement will be made.

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions have taken place since 1 January 2011 with (a) each of the general lighthouse authorities (GLA), and (b) the unions regarding the reform of the GLA pension arrangements.

Photo of Earl Attlee Earl Attlee Lords Spokesperson (Department for Transport), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The timetable agreed with the Republic of Ireland for the Commissioners of Irish Lights to become self-financing was set out in the Written Statement of 18 January 2011 (Hansard, cols. WS 11-12).

The Government have asked the joint strategic board (JSB) for the GLA to develop proposals to address the issue of GLA pension arrangements.

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