HC Deb 15 May 1968 vol 764 cc249-50W
59. Dr. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what hazards to navigation continue to exist as a consequence of the partial removal of the obstructions between Horse Sand Fort and Southsea Beach and between No Mans Land Fort and Seaview, respectively; which parts of these areas are dangerous to small craft at high water ordinary spring tides; which parts at low water ordinary spring tides; and how they are marked.

Mr. Foley

The obstructions existing between Southsea Beach and Horse Sand Fort and between No Mans Land Fort and Seaview are marked by piles or a dolphin and are as shown on Admiralty Charts and as published annually in a local Notice to Mariners which is issued by the Queen's Harbour Master, Portsmouth and has a wide local distribution. The obstructions are dangerous to all craft at all states of the tide, although there are two clearly defined boat passages in the northern section.

We intend to remove all the obstructions between No Mans Land Fort and Seaview this summer.