§ MR. WILLIAM ABRAHAM (Cork Co., E.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if he will cause inquiry to be made into the necessity for changing the present site of camping ground at Kilworth owing to deficiency in the water supply during the dry months, and to the ground being worn out and too foul for camping purposes; also to the very great hardship inflicted on the inhabitants of Glen Cora Valley by the sewage from the camp finding its way 878 into the Glen Cora Stream, their only source of supply for domestic purposes, the catch-pits made last year having proved most ineffectual to prevent pollution of the stream from the overflow during wet weather; and if the Military authorities will consider the desirability of changing the camping ground to the Shara Glen, where the water supply is most ample, and the troops will be three-quarters of a mile nearer to the rifle ranges, and contamination of the water in Glen Cora Stream will be entirely avoided?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
Nothing is known in the War Office as to a deficient water supply at Kilworth. The drainage from the wash-houses into Glen Cora Stream has already been diverted, and three of the camping grounds are about to be removed to positions farther from the stream. Inquiry will be made as to the possibility and expediency of removing the camps to the Shara Glen.