HC Deb 25 April 1907 vol 173 cc245-6
MR. SCARISBRICK (Dorsetshire S.)

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if he can state the amount of injury caused by target practice between Weymouth. and St. Alban's Head to the men engaged in the lobster fishery on that part of the South Coast; and whether he will take steps to amend the present conditions.

(Answered by Mr. Edmund Robertson.) A further inquiry is being held to determine the extent of the alleged injury to the lobster fishery in this neighbourhood; but so long as Portland retains its present importance as a naval station the unrestricted use of this area for firing practice is indispensable.