HC Deb 17 January 1902 vol 101 c174
MR. SOARES (Devonshire, Barnstaple)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, whether the site for the battery of the Lynton Volunteer Artillery Company was inspected and approved of more than a year ago; whether any guns have yet been supplied to the Company; and, if not, what is the reason of the delay.


This particular question raises the more general question of the supply of guns for practice to Artillery Volunteer Corps. It has, after further consideration, been decided to form practice batteries only in the neighbourhood of works of defence under the direction of the officers commanding artillery in the districts, so that the practice can be carried out under their supervision. Accordingly a battery will not be constructed at Lynmouth, to which place the hon. Member appears to refer. But drill guns will be supplied to the corps when available.