HC Deb 27 June 1898 vol 60 c212
Mr. PIRIE (Aberdeen, N.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he is now in a position to inform the House if the difficulty connected with the acquisition of land for the Clyde defence works, a scheme for which has been considered and approved of for over 10 years, is any nearer solution; what is the precise nature of the difficulties in securing a suitable position, and who is responsible for these difficulties?


In view of the statements made by the deputation who recently waited on the Secretary of State, it has been decided to send experts to further examine and report on the steps necessary for the defence of the estuary of the Clyde—it being understood that the deputation will do all in their power to facilitate the acquisition of sites on reasonable terms.