HC Deb 20 April 1896 vol 39 cc1268-9

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he can state what the reason is for the delay in presenting the Provisional Order for the ranges of the Manchester Volunteers?


The delay in connection with the Provisional Order for the ranges for the Manchester Volunteers is due to the fact that the expenditure proposed, includes the erection of butts and equipping of the range, which can only be authorised by the Military Lands Bill now before Parliament. As this Bill is not opposed, and as the shooting of these corps and others is seriously impeded pending the passage of the Bill, I trust I shall be allowed to take the Second Reading after Twelve o'clock To-night.