§ MR. MACDONA (Southwark, Rotherhithe)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the Committee appointed to take evidence in the matter of the Wimbledon rifle ranges being dangerous to the public using Wimbledon Common has yet made its Report; if so, will he communicate its purport to the House?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. CAMPBELL - BANNERMAN,) Stirling, &c.
The Committee have rendered a Report, the purport of which is that the two long ranges—those near the cemetery—must remain closed unless the Volunteer corps concerned and the Putney Burial Board make such arrangements as will enable these ranges to be used in safety. As regards the two short ranges, the Committee recommend that they may be kept open. The hon. Member will, no doubt, have read in The Times of to-day the decision of Mr. Justice North with regard to these ranges and the undertaking of the Volunteers on the subject, which seems to promise a satisfactory solution of the question.