HC Deb 21 February 1907 vol 169 cc1018-9

To ask the Secretary of State for War, why it is proposed to discontinue the use, in connection with Finner Camp, county Donegal, of the 800 yards range on the lands of MR. H. W. Lilceby; is he aware that this range was considered exceedingly useful by General Leech when in command at the camp, and was very much used by the troops under his command; and is it proposed to acquire another 800 yards range on the lands of another person near the camp, and on what grounds is the change adopted.

(Answered by MR. Secretary Haldane.) The land in question is not required for musketry purposes as there is a range on War Department land available in the vicinity. The General Officer commanding reports that nothing is known of the proposed hiring of another 500 yards range near Finner to which the last part of the Question alludes.