HC Deb 20 July 1871 vol 208 c52

asked the Secretary of State for War, What is the reason why blank cartridge ammunition is no longer allowed to militia regiments while out on drill or on inspection days; and, whether it is intended to continue such disallowance, and for how long?


Sir, by the Reserve Force Circular of the 1st of April last 10 rounds of blank ammunition are allowed annually in Militia regiments for each man present at training who has been previously instructed in musketry, and 20 rounds for each recruit or man who has not been previously so instructed. 10 rounds of blank ammunition per man are also issued to regiments taking part in a brigade field-day. This Circular is still in force.