§ MR. F. W. WILSON (Norfolk, Mid)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if £39,000 has been expended on the Colchester Rifle Range, which is still unopened on account of legal obstacles; and whether he contemplates an alteration of the law providing for the easier acquisition of land, and closing of bye-roads and footpaths during time of firing, so that Volunteer corps and local authorities may be able to obtain rifle ranges on better terms than has been the case at Colchester.
§ *MR. WYNDHAM
The total expenditure on Colchester rifle range amounts to £50,000. There are still difficulties in regard to the bye-laws, but every effort is being made to get them settled and the ranges open for use. The state of the law with regard to Volunteer ranges is under consideration.