HC Deb 31 May 1883 vol 279 cc1323-4

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether permission has been given to the Committee of Lloyd's to erect a watch house for signalling purposes on Government ground at Dungeness; and, if so, why the contractor employed by the Committee to set up that watch house is not permitted to go upon the ground?


Sir, permission has been given, with the concurrence of the Admiralty, for the erection of the watch house by the Committee of Lloyd's. The ground, however, is in charge of the Admiralty; and it is understood that, owing to some misapprehension on the part of the Coastguard officer in local charge, the contractor was not allowed to commence the work. Steps have already been taken to remedy this, and the work can be carried out at once.