§ MR. GREENE (Shrewsbury)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the great local interest taken in the territorial regiment of Militia by the inhabitants of Shropshire, he can hold out any hope that such regiment will this year or next year go through its annual course of training at Shrewsbury, or some other convenient place within the county?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN,) Stirling, &c.
The difficulty in training the 3rd Battalion of the Shropshire Light Infantry at Shrewsbury arises from the want of an adequate rifle range; and it has been decided to train the battalion this year at Altcar. Should a range be obtained at or near Shrewsbury the question of training the battalion there in future would be considered.