HC Deb 15 February 1875 vol 222 cc308-9

asked the Secretary of State for War, What amount has been expended on the new works at Landguard Fort up to 1st January 1875; what further amount is proposed to be expended in completing them; and what is the nature of its proposed armament; whether it is true that the supply of water to that fortress has been cut off since October last by order of the lord of the adjacent manor; and, whether such supply of water had not flown uninterruptedly since A.D. 1625; and, if so, what steps have been taken to maintain the dignity of the Crown and the rights of the people?


Sir, £28,516 has been spent up to the 1st of January last on these works, and £9,800 more will be required to complete them. The proposed armament is live 38-ton guns, three 18-ton guns, and four 12-ton guns. It is true that the supply of water has been cut off since the middle of September; but an information at the suit of the Attorney General has been filed in Chancery against the lord of the manor to cause him to restore the supply and pay all the damage.