HC Deb 17 May 1901 vol 94 cc442-3
MR. JOHN HOPE (Fifeshire, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether it is proposed to Carry the north boundary fence of the proposed fortifications at Carlingnose, North Queensferry, down to the sea at Port Laing; and whether he is aware that such boundary fence would be an interference with a public right of way from Cruickness to North Queensferry.


There is no intention of interfering with any right of way from Cruickness to North Queensferry, nor have any instructions been given to carry a continuous boundary fence along the north limit of the War Department property.

LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)

Will steps be taken to fence in the fortification, seeing that the public now Lave access, and can make drawings and measurements of the work as it proceeds?


I cannot answer that without notice, but I think that what the noble Lord says tends to show that there is a necessity for doing something of the kind.