said, he rose to ask the President of the Board of Trade, What steps have been taken to prevent the extension of sand deposit at the eastern entrance of Harwich Harbour?
§ MR. MILNER GIBSON
said, that the Government, impressed with the great importance of preventing Harwich Harbour from being injured by the silting up of the entrance, had ordered a survey to be made by a competent engineer, and a plan for amending the evil complained of was ready for adoption. But it had been thought that as Harwich and Ipswich would derive very considerable advantage from the outlay, they ought to contribute a proportionate share of the expenses. The Government was prepared to do its part, and if the two towns he had named came forward with their contributions they would enable the plan to be carried out.