HC Deb 10 February 1887 vol 310 c1084
DR. R. MACDONALD (Ross and Cromarty)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, considering that there are about 1,700 Lewismen connected with the Militia, who are annually sent for training to Dingwall and Fort George for a period of six weeks or two months, and whose travelling expenses and loss of time in going and returning means a considerable sum of money, it would not be better that these men should be trained at Stornoway, and thus save the time and money uselessly wasted?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

The question of training on the mainland of Militiamen from the Islands is one of great difficulty, and I believe a great deal may be said on both sides of the question. I can only at present say that I will inquire further into it.