§ SIR GILBERT PARKER (Gravesend)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if all the mine fields are abolished in the Thames, and the recently mounted guns, new pattern, have been removed from Hope Battery, Cliffe, New Tavern, and Tilbury Forts, and the use of the Brennan torpedo at Cliffe Fort has practically been abandoned.
§ MR. HALDANE
It is not considered expedient in the interests of the defence the United Kingdom to give any information in reply to the points raised in the Question.
§ SIR GILBERT PARKER
Has not a statement already been made in this House with regard to the abolition of the mines?