MR. PHILIPPS (Pembroke)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether complaints have reached him about the firing from South Hook Fort, in Milford Haven, on 13th July; that during the firing many shots passed over the farm buildings of Skerrybach Farm, near St. Ishmael's; and that other shots passed through a wood close to the house, knocking down trees and blocking a road; whether he is aware that considerable damage was done to the farm by the animals breaking loose during the firing and treading down the crops; and whether he will undertake to stop the firing in this direction in future, as this is the third complaint within four years, and give compensation to the occupier of 828 the farm for the damage that has been done?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. W. ST. JOHN BBODKICK,) Surrey, Guildford
The matter referred to in the Question is being carefully investigated. In the meantime firing from South Hook has been discontinued.
Will it be discontinued until some more satisfactory arrangement has been made? This is the third time it has happened in three years.