HC Deb 10 May 1897 vol 49 c110
SIR, GEORGE BADEN-POWELL (Liverpool, Kirkdale)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the near approach of the season when the waters around the Isle of Wight are much frequented by yachts and passenger vessels, he can now state whether any decision has been come to in reference to the proposed bye-laws for Artillery practice over the waters of Spithead and the Solent?


I fear that these bye-laws will not be issued for some little time, possibly not till after the present summer. There are difficulties in the interpretation of the Acts governing ranges, and legislation may be necessary.