§ MR. F. B. MILDMAY (Devon, Totnes)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether notice of the proposed by-laws in respect of artillery target practice seaward in the vicinity of Plymouth Sound has been given to the Secretary of the Devon Sea Fisheries Committee, as suggested in the Report of the Departmental Committee on 734 Target Practice Seawards; and, if so, whether that Committee has offered any objection to their provisions; and whether, he will lay the proposed by-laws upon the Table of the House, as recommended by the Departmental Committee, so that opportunity may be given for an expression of opinion thereon?
§ *MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
The by-laws have been drawn up, and the General Officer commanding the Western District was instructed, on the 14th inst., to give the necessary notice by advertisement, as required by Act of Parliament, in order that all persons and bodies interested may have an opportunity of making objections. He was, at the same time, directed to communicate with the local Fisheries Committee on the subject. Until the result of these steps has been reported, further action regarding the approval of the by-laws cannot be taken.