HC Deb 05 June 1945 vol 411 cc670-1
35. Mr. E. P. Smith

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will make arrangements to avoid the need for the batteries at Lydd firing into the sea at Rye Bay, in view of the fact that Rye Bay is the richest fishing ground in the area and the practice endangers the lives of the fishermen who have to trawl there.

Sir J. Griģģ

This area has recently been used for special trials but I understand that it will be used very rarely in future. The local authorities are warned when firing is to take place and military lookouts are posted to watch for shipping. If danger to it becomes imminent, firing is at once stopped.