HC Deb 03 August 1888 vol 329 c1393
COLONEL HILL (Bristol, S.)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, in the issue of 16-pounder field guns to the Volunteers, it has been decided to withhold them from the Glamorgan Artillery Volunteer Corps; and, whether, considering the large extent and undefended position of the Glamorganshire seaboard, he would consider the abvisability of allowing the above-mentioned corps the four 40-pounder guns about to be surrendered by the Worcester Artillery Volunteer Corps?

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

In case of mobilization, the Glamorgan Artillery Volunteers would be required to man a portion of the Severn defences. Under these circumstances, it is not considered advisable to issue guns of position to the corps at present; but their request for them has been noted.