§ SIR BARRINGTON SIMEON (Southampton)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, from whence the water supply for the new barracks at Parkhurst is to be obtained; and whether he is satisfied that the supply will be wholesome?
§ MR. BRODRICK
These barracks have been supplied with water from the Parkhurst Forest Reservoir since October, 1894, when the supply of water then drawn from Newport was cut off, owing to enteric contamination, from which the Forest Reservoir was reported to be free. No complaints have been received.
§ SIR BARRINGTON SIMEON
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that, in consequence of the shooting rights in Parkhurst Forest being let, the regiment quartered at Parkhurst has to march sometimes three miles, and oftener four miles, for military training, thus spending about two hours and three-quarters in useless marching; and whether, considering that Parkhurst Forest is quite close to the barracks, and admirably adapted for military training, he will take steps to prevent the right of shooting from being let in future?