HC Deb 29 June 1925 vol 185 cc2008-9

asked the Secretary of State for Air if he is aware that the promontory of land known as Mount Batten, and forming part of the shore of Plymouth Sound which is to be taken over by the Air Ministry under the Cattewater seaplane station scheme, is the piece of land along which Drake warped the British Fleet out to gain its position to windward of the Spanish Armada; and whether he will take effective steps that the features of the land so historically valuable shall not be interfered with?

The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Samuel Hoare)

I am aware that there are historical associations connected with Mount Batten promontory and the Sound. I have no reason to think that they are likely to be interfered with in any way as the result of the Air Force occupation of the station. No further construction work is. at present contemplated.