HC Deb 02 August 1888 vol 329 c1251
MR. WOODALL (Hanley)

asked, Whether the Secretary of State for War would tell the House the result of the trials with the new magazine rifle; and, whether the statement that had appeared in a Povincial newspaper, to the effect that the rifle had been condemned, was true?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

There is no truth in the statemant. As far as I am aware, the trials have been very satisfactory.