HC Deb 13 February 1914 vol 58 cc463-4W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that, although dredging has been proceeding day and night in Dover Harbour for some years, the silting is so serious that night dredging, which has been stopped for two months, has had to be resumed; whether this silting is due to faulty construction of the entrances to the harbour; and what steps the Admiralty are taking to put the harbour in an efficient state?


There has been no cessation of night dredging; the work has been proceeded with both day and night without intermission. The required depths have not yet been obtained. The silting which is taking place is not due to faulty construction of the entrances, but is, in a great measure, the natural sequence to the large dredging operations now in progress, and will be dealt with in due course.

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