§ MR. VINCENT KENNEDY (Cavan, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state in what condition the Militia barracks at Cavan are at the present time; what is the annual cost of upkeep; what sum has been expended on improving the premises, drainage, etc., in the last five years; how many men are now stationed in these barracks; does the War Office own or occupy any other premises in the town of Cavan; is it proposed to make any alteration in the constitution or numbers of the military now stationed in Cavan; and, if so, what is proposed, and when is it to take effect.
§ MR. HALDANE
The present condition of the barracks is good. The cost of the annual up-keep is £162. A sum of £1,032 has been spent on improvements in the last five years. One officer and twenty-eight men are now stationed in these barracks. No other property in Cavan is owned by the War Department, but part of the gaol premises is hired for Militia stores. As regards the last two Questions concerning the future constitution of the troops to be stationed there, I am not in a position at present to give any information.