HC Deb 18 May 1893 vol 12 c1235
MR. HANBURY (Preston)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the stated intention of the War Office has been carried out, and the whole of the small arms in the hands of troops at home are periodically tested by viewers specially detached from the inspection staff—once a year in the case of Regular troops, once in two years in that of the Militia, and once in three years in that of the Volunteers; how often such inspections have been made in each case; and what are the arrangements as to the inspection of these arms abroad?


Inspections of small arms are carried out annually in the case of troops at home—once every two years in the case of the Militia, and once every three years in the case of the Volunteers. No special arrangements have yet been made as to the troops in the Colonies, and the Indian Government makes its own arrangements.