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Cromarty Firth

Volume 91: debated on Monday 25 March 1901

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I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that there is anchorage for His Majesty's Fleet in Cromarty Firth opposite the towns of Invergordon and Cromarty, Ross-shire; and will the First Lord confer with the Secretary of State for War as to the expediency of fortifying the two headlands known as the Sutors at the entrance to the firth.

I must refer the hon. Member to the answer given to a similar question on 14th December last by the Civil Lord.† It is impossible to consider the cases of particular harbours apart from the general question.

But has it not been promised that the First Lord will confer with the Secretary of State for War?

That is the statement in the question. My reply is that we must treat the question as a whole and not merely as relating to Cromarty Firth.