HC Deb 17 April 1896 vol 39 cc1171-2
MR. J. H. DALZIEL (Kirkcaldy Burghs)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, what opportunity Parliament will have of considering the policy of the fortification of London, commenced under the late Government by the erection of a fort in the neighbourhood of Guildford, and now being continued, it is understood, in the erection of two forts in the neighbourhood of Dorking, and in the suggestion of the erection of forts at Betchworth and elsewhere?


The scheme for the defence of London was laid before Parliament on the introduction of the Army Estimates for 1889–90, and the work now in progress is in continuance of the policy then announced. As certain sums will be included in the Loan Bill, the question can be further discussed when it comes before Parliament.