HC Deb 22 February 1898 vol 53 c1343
GENERAL F. S. RUSSELL (Cheltenham)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, whether there is any prospect of the Government seeing their way to set aside a sum out of the Military Works Vote for the purpose of providing a rifle range near Gloucester, to the necessity of which their attention was called last Session; and whether he is aware that in that district there is at present no range where either the Regular Reserve or Auxiliary Forces can be trained to the use of the Lee-Metford rifle?


I fear it is not probable that any money will be available on the Military Works Loan for the construction of a rifle range near Gloucester. There are only two companies of Volunteers at Gloucester, and they are able to use ranges the property of other Corps. The range near Gloucester would not be required for regular or militia units.