HC Deb 25 March 1890 vol 342 cc1819-20
MR. MARK STEWART (Kirkcudbrightshire)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether there is any truth in a paragraph which has appeared in the newspapers to the effect that the Government will in future require firing rights over 5,000 yards behind the butts of all rifle ranges; and whether the proposed Metropolitan Rifle Range at Staines, with firing rights over 3,000 yards behind the butts, will be considered safe for the practice of the magazine rifle.


The paragraph is a pure invention, and we have never authorised any statement to be made that at Staines, or anywhere else, firing rights over 5,000 yards behind the targets will be required.