HC Deb 11 August 1896 vol 44 c490
MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that whilst the Dublin Artillery Militia were encamped at the Murrough, Wicklow, drink was supplied to civilians on Sundays at the canteen, with the result that cases of drunkenness have been brought before the Wicklow magistrates; that Mr. Wynne and other magistrates have said in Court that it was very improper to supply drink to civilians in canteens on Sundays when local publicans were obliged to keep their houses closed; and, whether the War Office will put a stop to this abuse of the canteen system?


The Adjutant of the Dublin City Artillery telegraphs that civilians were not supplied with drink from the canteen in Wicklow during training, and if any such occurrence came to notice it would be stopped at once.