MR. TANKERVILLE CHAMBER-LAYNE (Southampton)
To ask the Secretary of State for War if he will consider the advisability of making an appeal to the landowners in Great Britain, to provide, so far as they can, facilities for rifle practice on their properties.
(Answer.) I should be very glad to take any steps which would lead to generous action by landowners in regard to rifle ranges. We are met by great difficulties in the matter; in almost every case we find we have to combat local feeling as to temporary closure of roads and footpaths; but my experience is that better results are obtained by the individual efforts of Colonels interested in local corps than by any appeal from the War Office to meet what is a question of great national importance.—(War Office.)