§ MR. SEXTON (Belfast, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce have suggested the suitability of the Red Barns range, near Dundalk, as a military range for the new magazine rifle; and whether, considering the convenient situation of Dundalk, the exceptional railway and steamboat services, and easy communication with all parts of the country, the War Office will adopt the suggestion?
§ *THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. E. STANHOPE,) Lincolnshire, Horncastle
I am not aware of any communication from the Chamber of Commerce of Dundalk relative to the Red Barns rifle range. The present Red Barns range answers very satisfactorily for military purposes, and no necessity is felt for increasing it. I shall be very glad to consider any representations on the subject.