§ Mr. CREAN
asked the Secretary of State for War whether there are only 15 men quartered at the new fort, Temple-breedy, Crosshaven, county Cork; whether accommodation has been provided for a full company of gunners; and, if so, whether, this being one of the best equipped forts on the Irish coast, the establishment will be brought up to its full strength?
§ Mr. HALDANE
The quartering of troops within a command is left to the discretion of the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, and it varies at different seasons in accordance with the exigencies of training, etc. The present numbers quartered there are below the average, but at times the fort is fully occupied. Accommodation is provided for 4 officers and 81 non-commissioned officers and men.