§ MR. COGHILL (Newcastle-under-Lyme)
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Corporation of Plymouth are making a road round the Citadel Fort there in such a way as to deprive the troops quartered in it of their bathing place, and that there is no other place in Plymouth suitable for such a purpose; whether he will take immediate steps to prevent the men being deprived of the only bathing they can get in the summer months; and, whether it is true that the Government have handed over the whole of the ramparts and outworks of the fort to the Corporation of Plymouth?
§ THE SURVEYOR GENERAL OF ORDNANCE (Mr. NORTHCOTE) (Exeter)
(who replied) said: The road referred to does not debar the troops from access to their bathing place; but it renders it more visible to the public than it formerly was. The General Officer Commanding is considering, in conjunction with the Corporation, the arrangements to be made for the troops bathing. The outworks of the Citadel Fort have been leased to the Corporation; but not the ramparts.