HC Deb 29 June 1899 vol 73 c971
MR. HEDDERWICK (Wick Burghs)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the War Office have received a petition from the magistrates and Town Council of Dingwall praying for the establishment of a depot for the 3rd battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders at Dingwall; and, whether any sum out of the moneys to be appropriated under the Military Loans Bill will be allocated for this object; if not, whether the War Office will at least consider the propriety of enlarging the building in Dingwall now occupied by the staff of the battalion mentioned, so as to accommodate the whole of the staff instead of one-third only, as at present.


A resolution of the Town Council of Dingwall, of the 23rd March last, was duly received, and replied to on the 5th of April. The Secretary of State sees no reason for altering the decision already expressed to the House on more than one occasion during this session, and no sum has been appropriated towards the barracks at Dingwall under the Military Works Loans Bill.