§ MR. STANHOPE (Burnley)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the decision to abolish the Military Depôt at Burnley is final; whether his attention has been called to the fact that half the original cost of the barracks, when erected at the beginning of the present century, was defrayed by public subscription of the inhabitants of Burnley; and whether the War Department will, in the disposal of the site of the barracks now to be abolished, have due regard to the claims of the public, and give favourable consideration to the representations of the Corporation of Burnley upon the subject?
§ MR. BRODRICK
In regard to the first paragraph of the Question the reply is in the affirmative. In disposing of the site the Secretary of State will be quite ready to consider any representations that may be made to him.