§ MR. EDWARD KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN (Rochester)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what is the result of the inquiries promised to be made regarding the explosions of torpedoes in the River Medway, and the consequent injury caused to the fishing industry in that river?
§ *MR. E. STANHOPE
Unfortunately torpedo practice cannot be carried on without injury to fish in the neighbourhood of the experiments; but so far as can be ascertained there is, and for many years has been, very little fishing in the Medway so far up as the mine-fields of the School of Military Engineering. No complaints appear to have been made at all recently to the Military Authorities.