§ MR. O'SHEE
To ask the Secretary of State for War if he will say what is the number of military ranges in Ireland; have any ranges been abandoned since 1899, and have any new ranges been acquired and constructed; how many Irish ranges on which iron targets were heretofore used have, since 1899, had paper or canvas targets substituted; is it proposed to make the same alteration in all the ranges; and whether it has been decided to abandon any of the ranges now in use.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The number of military ranges in Ireland is twenty-nine. Three have been abandoned since 1899, two have been acquired and constructed, and several others enlarged and improved. On seven ranges paper or canvas targets have been substituted for iron, and it is proposed to make this alteration in all the ranges. It has not been decided to abandon any of the ranges now in use.