§ MR. COURTHOPE (Sussex, Rye)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether it is intended to reduce the number of Coastguard stations, or merely the number of Coastguards quartered in such stations; what, substitute will be provided for the purposes of watching the movement of foreign war vessels and of maintaining signal communication with our own fleets; and what occupation will be provided for retiring seamen and petty officers of His Majesty's fleets in the place of Coastguard service.
§ MR. LAMBERT
The question of the future constitution of the Coastguard is under consideration, and a final decision has not yet been arrived at.
§ MR. COURTHOPE
Is the hon. Gentleman prepared to lay on the Table the Report of the Inter-Departmental Committee, which contains a full answer to all these questions?