§ COLONEL ANSTRUTHER (Suffolk, Woodbridge)
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether the War Office intend closing the entrance to Harwich Harbour during rifle practice on Landguard Common; and, whether such a step is taken with the consent and advice of the Board of Trade and of the Harwich Harbour Conservancy Board?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)
No, Sir; I understand that there is no such intention.
§ MR. F. S. STEVENSON (Suffolk, Eye)
asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether he has authorized the War Office to close the deep water channel into Harwich Harbour?
§ THE PRESIDENT (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
The Board of Trade, after holding a local inquiry, gave, on the 29th of October last, the consent required by the Artillery and Rifle Ranges Act, 1885, to the bye-laws which the Secretary of State for War 1479 had made. The bye-laws will not prevent vessels entering and leaving Harwich Harbour passing through the range, as they provide that firing is to cease during the passage of vessels.