§ MR. CAUSTON (Southwark, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what annual contribution is made by the Government towards the maintenance of the Volunteer Drill Hall at Colchester, and to whom is it paid; and whether the hall is available for public and political meetings without distinction of Party; and, if so, upon what terms?
§ *MR. E. STANHOPE
No direct con tribution to the Drill Hall at Colchester is made by the War Office; but the Volunteers there receive the usual capitation allowances. The use to be made of the Hall is within the discretion of the commanding officer.