asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is true that 1678 the Martello towers have been surveyed with the view of restoring them?
§ SIR HENRY STORKS
said, in reply, that inquiry was made last year into the defences of the Eastern and South-eastern coasts by a Committee of Engineer officers, with a view of ascertaining which of the Martello Towers should be maintained and which should be abandoned. The Committee recommended the maintenance of some and the abandonment of others, and it is intended to act on their recommendations. No question of restoration has arisen.