HC Deb 27 January 1891 vol 349 c1148
MR. GOURLEY (Sunderland)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether it is true that he is negotiating for the purchase of a large quantity of land north of Roker-on-Sea (near Sunderland), for the purpose of constructing a battery and earthworks; and, if so, will he issue instructions for the speedy removal of the obsolete gun battery stituated near Roker Park, and which, when used, is a nuisance and source of danger to the inhabitants of the neighbourhood, as well as to the large inshore traffic of fishing and pleasure boats?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. E. STANHOPE, Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

No, Sir; no such negotiations have taken place.