HC Deb 17 March 1905 vol 143 cc333-4

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether the War Office will, with a view to a settlement, grant Mr. W. H. Williamson, the claimant for damages arising from the erection of a pier in Sharfleet Creek Oyster Fishery, the privilege of submitting his claims to a competent tribunal, which request has also been made to the War Office by the Oyster Merchants' Committee assembled at Fishmongers Hall, and, further, under what Act of Parliament was the pier in question erected.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) Mr. Williamson has been already informed that the Secretary of State for War is not prepared to submit the matter to arbitration. To the information already communicated to Mr. Williamson I have nothing further to add.