§ Mr. A. ALLEN
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether his attention has been called to the fact that the senior Naval officer at Ardrossan has prohibited the navigation of the Gare Loch by all vessels or boats other than naval vessels; whether he is aware that this step was taken without any consultation with or notice to the county council of Dumbarton shire; and whether, seeing the great loss an inconvenience that will be caused to all inhabitants of the north-west side of the Gare Loch, he will take steps to have the order withdrawn or modified after consultation with the local authorities concerned?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
Inquiries are being made, and, if it is found practicable, permission will be given for a limited service of steamers to continue. I understand that such limited service will meet the essential requirements of the inhabitants on the west side.