§ Captain Sir R. BLADES
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the boom built of steel rails now standing between Noman's Fort and Nettlestone Point, near Pembridge, Isle of Wight, is still required by the Admiralty; whether he is aware that this boom is great danger to the navigation of small boats and that several yachts have been lost on this boom this season; and whether it can now be removed?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
It has been approved that the pile dolphins, hurdles, and concrete blocks of the spithead and Solent booms should remain in position the present. Commercial traffic should suffer little, if any, inconvenience. An opening 40 yds. wide in the steel hurdle boom between Noman's Fort and Nettlestone Point has been approved, situated two cables off Nettlestone Point.