§ MR. GRAY (Essex, Maldon)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the Government will issue to Volunteer Battalions possessing machine guns the requisite ammunition for practice with such guns?
§ MAJOR RASCH (Essex, S.E.)
I beg, also, to ask the right hon. Gentleman whether, as Volunteer Battalions to which machine guns are attached are subject to a charge for ammunition on the occasion of field days with the Regular Forces, an allowance, or a free supply, can be issued to them?
§ * THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. E. STANHOPE,) Lincolnshire, Horncastle
Machine guns having been obtained by the Volunteers themselves do not come within the rule which authorises the free issue of ammunition for use in rifle practice. But I will consider the matter before next year's Estimates.