HC Deb 23 March 1891 vol 351 c1667
MAJOR RASCH (Essex, S. E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the Government proposes to lay out a long range down the coast to Warden Point, Shoeburyness, and on to the Nore Light; and, if so, whether, in view of the serious injury to and destruction of fishing on that portion of the coast, the scheme can be modified?


I cannot follow my hon. and gallant Friend's question. Warden Point is in Sheppey, and Shoeburyness on the north bank of the Thames, and it certainly is not intended to fire across the river. The extended range at Shoeburyness is over the sands, nearly parallel to the shore, and no injury to fishing is anticipated.