§ MR. BENTINCK
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether Landguard. Fort has not been rebuilt without providing a- supply of fresh water; whether the water in the new artesian well is not salt; and, whether it is intended to continue expenditure at Landguard Fort when, from want of fresh water, it cannot be garrisoned?
§ COLONEL STANLEY,
in reply, said, that when the re-building of Landguard Fort was commenced there was a good supply of fresh water; but it had since been impaired by the operations of the owner of a neighbouring property. Samples from well-boring had proved brackish; but he hoped a better supply would soon be obtained. The war authorities were considering what should be done in the matter. The fort was now completed, and would be garrisoned.