§ MR. HANBURY (Preston)
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office when and by whom the swords of the East Kent Yeomanry were last tested; whether during the mounted sports recently held at Dover one of the troopers struck at a lemon and his sword thereupon broke in half; and what is the pattern and date of manufacture of the swords in the hands of that regiment?
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
The occurrence to which the hon. Gentleman alludes has been brought to the notice of the Secretary of State, and he has already called for a Report. As soon as the Report reaches the War Office I shall be glad to reply to the hon. Gentleman's question.