HC Deb 24 April 1893 vol 11 cc1020-1
MR. BILL (Staffordshire, Leek)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the great inconvenience suffered for several years past by the troops stationed at Lichfield, and by the Militia regiments which assemble there for annual training, owing to the delay in the provision of a suitable musketry range; and whether he will take early steps for establishing an accessible range, either on Cannock Chase or elsewhere in the neighbourhood?


A suitable musketry range is much required for Lichfield and other stations in the Midlands. One has been inspected on Cannock Chase, but I am afraid its acquisition would be costly, and I cannot, therefore, intimate any decision on the subject.


Will the right hon. Gentleman allow me to communicate to him some information I have on the subject?


I shall be very much obliged to the hon. Gentleman if he will do so.