HC Deb 17 July 1913 vol 55 c1417
36. Viscount DUNCANNON

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether his attention has been called to complaints with regard to the dredging operations in the national harbour at Dover, especially to the noise caused at night; and whether he will consider the possibility of rearranging the work so as to obviate right dredging?

Mr. LAMBERT (Civil Lord of the Admiralty)

The complaints in question have been very fully considered by the Board of Admiralty, and whilst regretting that the dredging is causing annoyance, the existing programme which provides for carrying on the work by day and night cannot be departed from without prejudicing naval interests. Every effort will, however, be made to minimise the annoyance, and it is hoped that the night work, on the area nearest the town, will be completed in about a month's time.