HC Deb 28 June 1897 vol 50 c637

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the detriment to the public service resulting from there being no central range suitable for the new rifle now at the disposal of the Gloucestershire Volunteers; and whether he will consider favourably the desirability of allotting a portion of the money voted by Parliament for rifle ranges to provide a suitable range near Gloucester to replace the one recently condemned?


The money voted by Parliament for rifle ranges was primarily intended for the establishment of central ranges for the Regulars and Militia. There has been, however, every desire to find accommodation as far as possible for the Volunteers, and the position of the County of Gloucester will be considered.