§ MAJOR WALKER
asked the Secretary of State for War, What number of rifles have been converted on the Snider principle up to the present date; what number remain to be converted; and, at what daily rate is such conversion now proceeding?
§ SIR JOHN PAKINGTON
said, that 216,223 rifles had at present been converted, and 133,777 remained to be converted. 350,000 would be converted by the end of March next, and they were going on at the rate of about 1,100 per day.