asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty whether he will now proceed to remove the remaining obstruction south of the Sturbridge Shoal, bearing in mind that the unlit mooring buoy is on the direct path of the hourly Portsmouth-Ryde steamers, and is liable to become undetectable on the radar in rough weather at a distance of a quarter to half mile.
§ Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing
I assume this Question refers to the four temporary buoys—one lit—laid in the vicinity in June for the deep sinking trials of the new floating dock built for H.M.S. "Dreadnought". These buoys were all removed by 24th October. The information that this was to be done was promulgated on 13th October in a local Notice to Mariners by the Queen's Harbour Master, Portsmouth.