HC Deb 23 November 1911 vol 31 c1537W

asked the Under-Secretary for War if it is the intention of the Government to reoccupy Belturbet military barracks with troops; if not, will he state the reason, as Belturbet military barracks is one of the healthiest in Ireland, built on the banks of the Erne River, and until lately occupied by Cavalry, Infantry, and Artillery; and, should the occasion arise, would the Government be willing to sublet it to a company to establish works which would give employment to the town?

Colonel SEELY

The barracks are dismantled and under the present scheme for the distribution of troops in Ireland it is not proposed to quarter troops there permanently. As regards the last part of the question, any proposal such as is suggested would receive due consideration.