HC Deb 03 July 1879 vol 247 cc1282-3

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, having regard to the large proportion of Artillery Volunteers in Scotland and the north of England, and the inconvenience and expense entailed upon such Volunteers attending the School of Instruction at Shoeburyness, Her Majesty's Government will make a grant towards estab- lishing a School of Instruction at Irvine (on the Ayrshire coast), or at some other suitable place in Scotland?


, in reply, said, he was unable to state anything definite as to a School of Instruction being established at Irvine; but, as he had already stated, inquiries were being made with the view of trying to find some suitable place for a School of Instruction, either in the North of England or in Scotland, where Volunteers from the North of England and Scotland could attend without inconvenience.