MR. MAC NEILL (Donegal, S.)
asked the Secretary of State for War. Whether he has received a Memorial from the inhabitants of Ballyshannon and neighbourhood, asking for the headquarters of the 5th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers to be placed in Ballyshannon, which is the largest town in the County of Donegal, and possesses adequate barrack accommodation, whilst at Lifford recourse must be had to billeting; and, whether, having regard to these and other considerations of expediency and economy urged by the Petitioners, he will be able to accede to their request?
THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, WAR DEPARTMENT (Mr. BRODRICK)(who replied) (Surrey, Guildford)
said: The Secretary of State for War was 1574 aware that there was superior barrack accommodation in Ballyshannon; but the question of the removal of the headquarters of a battalion must be considered from some other points of view besides that of barrack accommodation. He would, however, make further inquiries into the matter.