§ MR. MALLET (Plymouth)
On behalf of the senior Member for Plymouth, I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that the lives of the fishermen are endangered by the firing practice from a gunboat at Cawsand; and whether he will consider the advisability of following the plan adopted by the Whitesand Bay batteries of restricting such practice to Saturdays and Mondays.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. EDMUND ROBERTSON,) Dundee
No complaint has been received of danger from gunboat practice at Cawsand Bay, and owing to the number of men under instruction, it would be impossible to confine the practice to Saturdays and Mondays. A complaint was received by the Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth, in December last, of firing which took place in Whitesand Bay, and instructions have been given by him to prevent a repetition of any dangerous practice in that locality.