§ MR. KENNEDY
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that owing to the new rifle range at Mullingar not being ready for practice, the 1st Battalion Connaught Rangers stationed at that town have been ordered away for three or four months practice; and, if so, whether, in the interests of the locality, he will take steps to secure the opening of the new rifle range at an early date.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The purchase of the land required for the Mullingar rifle range has not yet been completed, and, as the hon. Member has been previously informed, it is not possible to commence the construction of the range until the land is in possession of the War Department.