§ MR. CHILDERS
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether it is the case, as stated in the standard of 12th July, that nearly £40,000 is about to be spent in connection with the fort on Dover Pier; and if he has any 716 objection to state generally the object of this expenditure?
§ * MR. E. STANHOPE
It is true that a large sum is to be spent for the purpose of strengthening the sub-structure of the Dover Pier turret and magazine. It is undesirable to enter publicly into further particulars, but if the right hon. Gentleman will communicate with me he shall have detailed information on the subject.