HC Deb 30 December 1912 vol 46 cc52-3W

asked the Secretary of State for War how much money has been laid out in renovation and rebuilding Longford Military Barracks since 1879; whether he can state if the barracks is now from a military point of view considered a first-class one; what is the accommodation for horses in the Laver Barracks; and whether, having regard to the necessity of maintaining these buildings in good order, some horse troops will be sent there soon?

Colonel SEELY

Since 1889 about £19,000 has been spent in new works, reconstruction and repairs; there are no statistics available prior to 1889. The barracks are not considered first class, although they have been provided with more modern accessories in recent years. There is accommodation for eighty-nine horses in the lower barracks to which the hon. Gentleman appears to refer. It is not in contemplation to send horse troops to these barracks at present.