HC Deb 07 June 1887 vol 315 c1225

asked the Secretary of State for War, If the Chesil Beach between Portland and Wyke Regis is under the jurisdiction of the War Office; and, if it is not, under whose jurisdiction it is; and, if under the War Office, would he, in the interests of the fishermen of Portland and Wyke Regis, give orders for the removal or blowing up of the remains of some wrecks which prevent the fishermen using their nets; or, if he declines to do so, if he will allow private individuals to remove the same in the best way they can?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

It has been decided that these wrecks shall be destroyed by the Royal Engineers by means of submarine mines. Steps will be taken to carry this out as soon as possible.