HC Deb 03 July 1888 vol 328 c204
MR. COGHILL (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, in view of the removal of the rifle range from Wimbledon Common, the Government have considered the advisability of transferring it to Cannock Chase; whether they have had their attention called to the central situation of Cannock Chase, its excellent railway accommodation, its general suitability for all the purposes of a range, and the great convenience it would be to all the Volunteers of the Midland Counties, and of the North of England and Scotland; and, whether they are prepared to make the experiment of having a range formed on Cannock Chase for 12 months?

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

Perhaps the hon. Member will allow mo to answer the Question. The matter is one for the consideration of the National Rifle Association. No application has been received from that Body with reference to Cannock Chase.