HC Deb 25 February 1920 vol 125 c1715W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he is aware that sunken vessels still obstruct the Water Sound Channel, Orkney; and, in view of the fact that the herring fishing, on which so much of the living of the people depends, is completely suspended by the blocking of the Sound, he will have the obstruction removed with the least possible delay?


It has recently been decided that commercial requirements for the eastern part of Scapa Flow would be sufficiently met by removing such sunken vessels in Kirk Sound as to afford a navigable channel, and it is, therefore, not contemplated to remove any of the sunken vessels now obstructing the other channels.