§ Mr. MILDMAY
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that, owing to the manœuvring of submarines and others of His Majesty's vessels over the fishing ground off the mouth of the River Yealm, east of Plymouth Sound, damage has been done of late to fishing gear; and whether he will give such instructions as will prevent destruction of this nature in the future?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
No reports to this effect have been received. Care is taken so far as practicable to avoid damage to fishermen's gear, but restrictions cannot be placed on the manœuvring of His Majesty's ships in the neighbourhood of the naval ports.