HC Deb 07 April 1887 vol 313 cc675-6
MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is aware that a Memorial has been sent to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, by the inhabitants of Newtownards, praying that the 3rd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles may not be removed from Newtownards to Donaghadee for annual training, on the ground, among others, that it would inflict "great hardship on the men, and much suffering on their wives and families; "whether a Memorial has been sent to the Lord Lieutenant, from "the inhabitants, ratepayers, and visitors of Donaghadee," requesting that this regiment of Militia be not sent there for annual training, as it would "interfere very much with Donaghadee as a watering place;" and, whether he will bring the Memorials under the notice of the Secretary of State for War before definite arrangements are made for this year's training?


His Excellency authorizes me to say that he received the Memorials mentioned, though not in his capacity as Lord Lieutenant, and he has sent them forward for the consideration of the Commander of the Forces in Ireland.