HC Deb 06 April 1897 vol 48 c631

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the possibility of Iceland falling into the hands of a great unfriendly Power, and the fact that the island possesses good harbours open all the year round, he will consider the advisability of protecting the north-west coast of Scotland from possible attack?


The Joint Naval and Military Committee do not consider Iceland as a source of danger—[laughter]— and have not recommended works on the north-west coast of Scotland. [Laughter and cheers.]