HC Deb 26 November 1888 vol 331 c127
MR. MARUM (Kilkenny, N.)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether Her Majesty's Government has yet decided upon taking the rifle range at Castlecomer, in the County of Kilkenny, for military practice; whether the Military Authorities, upon examination, have fully approved of the projected range; and, whether the Local Committee have in every way facilitated the acquisition of the same, and further have expressed themselves as prepared to remove the difficulties, if any, that may present themselves to the Authorities; and, if so, what is the cause of the delay in carrying out the project?

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, WAR DEPARTMENT (Mr. BRODRICK)(who replied) said (Surrey, Guildford)

The range at Castlecomer offers many advantages over the ranges now available, and the War Department would be glad to acquire it. But, notwithstanding the help afforded by some gentlemen of the locality, it has been found impracticable to come to terms with several of the occupiers whose land would be required or rights interfered with.