§ 69. Mr. Gooch
asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware of the damaging effect the noise and blast from the guns at Weybourne Camp, Norfolk, is having on Sheringham's main business of providing holiday accommodation; that shrapnel is falling outside the danger area and endangering the lives and the boats of local fishermen; and if he will restrict the firing periods and narrow the arc of fire.
§ Mr. Head
I do not think that the noise of the firing at Weybourne is such as seriously to affect the holiday business of Sheringham. A constant visual and radar watch is maintained while firing is going on. As far as I know, no shells have fallen outside the publicised danger area and no lives have been endangered. It is not possible to restrict firing or to narrow the arc of fire without seriously limiting the training of our anti-aircraft regiments.