§ MR. HOZIER (Lanarkshire, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that there is a double brigade depôt at Hamilton, where the barrack accommodation is understood to be unsatisfactory, he can see his way to transfer these depôts, or at, least one of these depots, to Lanark?
§ * THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN,) Stirling, &c.
The barracks at Hamilton were arranged for the accommodation of a double brigade depôt at considerable expense, in connection with the localisation scheme of 1872. They meet military requirements. The Militia barracks at Lanark are not suitable for occupation by a regimental depot, and to make them so would involve heavy expenditure. Under the circumstances, the change referred to in the question is not contemplated.