HC Deb 17 December 1929 vol 233 cc1232-3W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the damage caused to private houses in Felixstowe by the firing of the 9.2-inch guns in Brackenbury Fort during August; and whether he proposes to take steps to compensate the owners for the damage done?


Representations on this subject were received last August, and the War Department is considering in connection with the training programme for future years whether arrangements can be made that will obviate to the fullest possible extent the inconvenience caused to the local residents. As regards the last part of the question, the artillery practice was necessary for the training of Territorial units, and I regret that claims for compensation cannot be entertained.