HC Deb 15 March 1932 vol 263 cc164-5

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the National Trust have forbidden the anchoring of boats at Blakeney Point, Norfolk; that until the Board of Trade conveyed the foreshore to the Trust anchoring was permitted; and will he make representations to the Trust with a view to allowing this practice to continue?


I understand that the boats referred to are house-boats moored to the property of the National Trust, and that they cannot be regarded as craft used in the ordinary course of navigation. I am advised that, in the circumstances, the Trust are entitled to require the removal of these boats, since they are not covered by the reservation, in the conveyance of the foreshore, of the public right of navigation, and that I have no power to intervene.