HC Deb 08 October 1924 vol 177 c517W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the War Office has yet vacated the land at Lulworth Cove; if not, what arrangements he has made to do so; and whether, in the interval, the interference with the rights of the public and the work of the fishermen has been abandoned?


I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 2nd instant to the hon. and gallant Members for Southampton (Lord Apsley) and Central Hull (Lieut.-Commander Kenworthy). Pending the acquisition of, and removal to, a new site, the use of the existing site must continue, and, in the interests of public safety, certain restrictions are necessary in connection with that use. It has however been arranged to reduce these restrictions by confining the firing to certain days and limiting the hours on those days. I would point out that the land occupied is not at Lulworth Cove.