HC Deb 28 June 1888 vol 327 cc1546-7
MR. KIMBER (Wandsworth)

asked the First Commissioner of Works, Whether, before the Government arrive at any conclusion to grant the use of Richmond Park for a Volunteer Camp, an opportunity will be given for the inhabitants of the adjoining parishes of Putney and Roehampton, and other parishes in the borough of Wandsworth, containing 75,000 inhabitants, to consider any proposals which may be in contemplation, and to express their opinions thereon?


The proposals made by the National Rifle Association, with a view to obtaining a site for their annual shooting competition in Richmond Park, were conveyed to me on the 14th of June, but no final decision has yet been taken by the Government on the subject; and any consideration which may be urged within a reasonable time for or against those proposals, either by the inhabitants of the neighbourhood of Richmond or from any other quarter, will be carefully considered.


What does the right hon. Gentleman consider a reasonable time?


I suppose about a fortnight or three weeks.


wished to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, whether the Government had taken any steps to have a survey and inspection made of other sites suitable for the Volunteers in South-East Essex.

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

The hon. and gallant Gentleman must see that it is quite impossible for me to answer a Question of this kind without Notice.