HC Deb 26 June 1956 vol 555 cc30-1W
79. Mr. T. W. Jones

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has considered complaints about the artillery firing carried on at Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, on Sundays, which makes public worship very difficult; and what action he proposes to take in the matter.

Mr. F. Maclean

The nearest church in regular use to Trawsfynydd is about 2½ miles away from the gun positions and in normal weather the noise of gunfire should not be disturbing. This no doubt explains why we have heard of only one complaint in recent years.

So far as is practicable Sunday firing is avoided particularly during the normal hours of worship. It is not, however, possible to dispense with it altogether because of the requirements of Reserve Army training.