§ MR. J. JORDAN (Meath, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that troops can easily be moved to Londonderry from head-quarters at Enniskillen, where there is already sufficient accommodation, he will reconsider his intention of proposing a large outlay of public money for providing barracks for the head-quarters in Londonderry?
§ *THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN, Stirling, &c.)
This question was determined some time ago, when it was decided on strong military grounds to transfer the troops to Londonderry. There is no idea of reconsidering it.
§ Mr. R. W. HANBURY (Preston)
asked whether it was decided on military or public grounds that the head-quarters should be at Londonderry? So many of our troops were merely engaged in police duties.
§ In answer to MR. JORDAN—
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
added that the transfer would have been carried out before, but for the difficulty of obtaining a site.