HC Deb 08 May 1890 vol 344 c455
MR. ROE (Derby)

I beg to postpone until to-morrow a question in my name, to ask the Secretary of State for War whether ho is aware of the dangerous character of the practice firing on the Isle of Wight, a shot from Totland Bay having passed immediately over the tops of the funnels of the steamship Brodrick Castle (filled with passengers on her way from Bournemouth to Ventnor) and dropped into the sea within 300 yards of the boat whilst rounding, and within two miles of, the Needles, at about noon in bright and clear weather on Tuesday the 6th of May; and if he will give orders to prevent such firing in future as may be dangerous to passing ships?