§ COLONEL WYNDHAM MURRAY (Bath)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, whether it is the case that certain Volunteer battalions could not be accommodated at Easter in any places where ground could be obtained for combined drill free from disturbance, such as to prevent useful instruction; and whether, if this is likely to be the case in future years, he will now take steps to secure ground where Volunteer brigades can receive proper military instruction at that period of the year?
§ *THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN, Stirling Burghs)
No representations of such a difficulty have been received at the War Office. I would observe that to "accommodate" the Volunteers we should have to encamp them, and this is not considered advisable at Easter.