HC Deb 31 March 1908 vol 187 cc304-5
MR. MITCHELL-THOMSON (Lanarkshire, N.W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what progress has been made in the selection of sites for cavalry barracks in Scotland?


The matter is still under consideration, and no information can be furnished for some little time.

MR. PIRIE (Aberdeen, N.)

Can the right hon. Gentleman explain the reason of the delay in carrying out his promise?


was understood to say the reason was that the Government had to make the barracks fit their policy and not the policy fit the barracks.

*MR. GULLAND (Dumfries Burghs)

asked whether the right hon. Gentleman had yet decided how to utilise the ground belonging to the War Office at Dumfries.

MR. YOUNGER (Ayr Burghs)

wished to know if arrangements had been made to train the Yeomanry along with the Regular Forces.


Order, order. That does not arise from the Question on the Paper.


asked the right hon. Gentleman whether he could give any indication when he could make a statement on the subject.


No, sir.

MR. WATT (Glasgow, College)

Will there be a Royal visit to Scotland shortly and will not cavalry be required in connection with that?


Order, order.