HC Deb 15 July 1867 vol 188 c1517

said, he wished to ask the Secretary of State for War, Whether he anticipates being able to supply the Snider Rifle to the Militia of the United Kingdom prior to the training of 1868; and whether, in the event of the recommendation of his Royal Highness the Commander in Chief, to the effect that the English and Irish Militia Regiments should next year be brigaded at Aldershot, Shorncliffe, and the Curragh, being carried out, any steps will be taken to secure corresponding facilities for instruction to the Militia of Scotland?


said, in reply, that he did not think that in the present state of the supplies of the Snider arms there was any chance that the Militia regiments could be furnished with them so soon as the hon. and gallant Member appeared to desire; and with respect to the second part of the Question all he could say was that he should be very sorry if any arrangements should be made, under which the Scotch regiments would not have the same advantages as the regiments belonging to other parts of the United Kingdom.