HC Deb 06 November 1902 vol 114 cc268-9
DR. THOMPSON (Monaghan, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether it is the intention of the Government to abolish the system of transferring the details of regiments from the depots of the territorial regiment to outlying barracks; whether this arrangement has been condemned by the military authorities; and whether he will consider the advisability of purchasing the disused gaol at Omagh, which could be used as barracks, and obviate the necessity of sending the details to Enniskillen.

MR. ARCHDALE (Fermanagh, N.)

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of sending more troops to Enniskillen, seeing that three of the finest regiments were raised there?


The arrangement to which the hon. Member alludes has not been condemned. It is in accordance with the principles of military administration to send recruits away from their depots as soon as their physical training is complete, in order that their field training may he taken up. There is no intention of increasing the barrack accommodation at Omagh.