§ LORD ALGERNON PERCY
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether the Horse and Field Artillery in India are armed with 9-pounder M. L. guns of 6 cwt. and 8 cwt. respectively; whether the batteries in England are not armed with 13-pounder B. L. guns; and, whether any steps are being taken to arm the Indian batteries with the more perfect weapon?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON
The batteries of Horse and Field Artillery are armed as stated in the Question. Some of the Horse Artillery batteries at home are armed with 13-pounder muzzle-loading guns, and the remainder with 9-pounder muzzle-loading guns; but none with breech-loading guns. No application on the subject has been received from the Government of India.