§ MAJOR RASCH
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India when Imperial Service troops, the Kashmir-Native Contingent, who are still armed with obsolete Sniders, are to receive the Martini?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Mr. HENRY FOWLER, Wolverhampton, E.)
Martini-Henry rifles have been issued to the Infantry, which forms the great majority of the Kashmir Imperial Service force. I am not able to say at what date they will be issued to the Cavalry, whose numbers are, relatively, very small.