asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether he is aware that a number of Government moorings, which have not been used for many years, are sunk in the Medway without any buoys or other indications to show where they are; whether complaints have been made by fishermen of losses caused by their nets being fouled by these moorings; and, whether the Government will get up or buoy these unused moorings, and will compensate the persons who have been damaged by their negligence to indicate this source of danger?
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
No complaint has been officially received on this subject. On inquiry, made in consequence of the hon. and learned Member giving Notice of this Question, it has been found that only one instance has occurred since 1882 of a fisherman fouling his nets on sunk moorings. There are now no sunk moorings not buoyed.