HC Deb 24 May 1949 vol 465 cc1042-3
21. Commander Maitland

asked the Secretary of State for War why he has appointed a full-time warden for the miniature rifle range at Horncastle, Lincolnshire.

Mr. Shinwell

The range at Horncastle is a 400 yard range with a miniature range attached. The warden was appointed by the local military authorities to keep it in good condition and prepare for firing practice. I am, however, investigating whether this can be done in some more economical way.

Commander Maitland

Is the Minister aware that there was no warden before the war, and will he ensure that economy is made in this matter?

Mr. Shinwell

That is precisely what I wish to investigate.