HC Deb 20 February 1900 vol 79 cc566-7
MR. F. W. WILSON () Norfolk, Mid

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if the 6th Battalion of the Warwickshire Militia, which has left for South Africa, has been without rifle practice since last year's training; if the 5th Battalion of the same Militia, which is daily expecting to leave Colchester for the front, is only having Morris-tube practice, but no shooting at the range: and if Lord Compton's Horse, during their training at Colchester, had only one day's rifle practice, and for that had to go to Landguard Fort in another county owing to the Colchester rifle range being still closed.


In reply to the first paragraph no Line or Militia battalion practises in the winter. The 5th Battalion is not going to South Africa. As to Lord Compton's Horse, I have no information; it is quite impossible to obtain it at so short notice.