HC Deb 07 April 1892 vol 3 c867

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state the grounds on which the authorities dismantled the forts on Scattery Island, at the mouth of the Shannon; and if they will not erect new forts west of Kilrush, will they restore the old forts, with modern and efficient armaments, on Scattery?


I answered the hon. Member's question on the 11th May last year; my answer then being to the effect that the works on Scattery Island were obsolete, and it was not considered necessary to re-construct them in view of far more pressing services.