§ Mr. RIDSDALE (Brighton)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the mine defences, formerly in charge of the War Department, for the defence of our mercantile ports, such as Liverpool, Hull, and other places, have been removed; and, if so, what system it is intended to adopt for the protection of these ports in their stead.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. EDMUND ROBERTSON,) Dundee
The Answer to the first part of my Lon. friend's Question is in the affirmative. As regards the latter part it is not desirable to make any statement.