§ MR. KENNEDY (Westmeath, N.)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the butts on the rifle range on Maryborough Heath, now used by a brigade of Irish Militia, are constructed of a concrete wall, earthworks, and iron mantlets which cover the markers who work the targets; and, if so, can he say whether those butts are bullet-proof and afford protection to the superintending officer moving from one target to another during firing.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The butts are constructed as stated, and are bullet-proof for markers, but do not afford protection for officers moving from butt to butt during firing. This matter is receiving attention, and meanwhile, firing has to be stopped when the officers want to pass from one butt to another.