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Volume 203: debated on Monday 1 August 1870

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said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, In what state the works for the defence of the Bristol Channel are; and, whether the Government intend completing them without further delay?

Sir, three out of the four works are ready for the reception of their armament, except for some minor details which are in course of execution. One battery only is unfinished—that near Cardiff—and that is in full progress.