HC Deb 04 May 1908 vol 187 c1641
MR. FELL (Great Yarmouth)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if, having regard to the fact of the numerous collisions that have taken place in the Solent, and to the losses that have taken place there of His Majesty's ships of war, and to the fact that no authority has any jurisdiction there, he will consider the question of the advisability of extending the western limits of the dockyards at Portsmouth to the Needles.


The question has already been considered, and it is not at present deemed desirable to extend the limits of the dockyard port.


Is it the opinion of the Admiralty that this portion of inland waters is a kind of "no man's land," no authority having any jurisdiction or control over it? Will the Admiralty under these circumstances reconsider the question?


I have already replied to the latter part of the Question.