HC Deb 16 February 1871 vol 204 c323

asked, Whether Her Majesty's Government have made inquiries into the existing means for the protection of Liverpool and other large commercial ports from attack in the event of war; and whether it is their intention to make provision, during the present Session, for the proper security of such ports?


, in reply, said, the subject had been under the careful consideration of Her Majesty's Government. No proposal had been made in the present Estimates for the protection of those ports.