HC Deb 16 July 1863 vol 172 c871

said, in the absence of his hon. and gallant Friend (Major S. Knox), he would beg to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Why the Tyrone Artillery Militia is not allowed a practice ground, the Shores of Lough Neagh being within reach and suited to such a purpose; and why this regiment is not supplied with Light Field Guns?


, in reply, said, the point referred to by the hon. Member had been submitted to the War Department, who declined to grant a practice ground, on account of the expense. The forts of the County Tyrone were being demolished; and, considering its inland position, it was deemed unnecessary to continue the Tyrone Artillery Militia. As to the supply of light field guns, the supply was now limited to Armstrong guns; and as nobody in the Tyrone Artillery Militia understood the working of them, it was not thought necessary to supply them.