§ MR. J. H. DALZIEL (Kirkcaldy Burghs)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, can he state whether several batteries at Aldershot are unserviceable; and, if so, in what respect?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
The carriages of one battery and the guns of another battery of the Royal Horse Artillery at Aldershot became inefficient during the field-day on 26th August. The equipment of the batteries which went amiss and the charge fired were both experimental. The efficient guns have been transferred to efficient carriages, and only one battery remains inefficient. This will be completed from the reserve store at Aldershot. The question is receiving the serious consideration of the Secretary of State.
§ MR. DALZIEL
Is it not the case that these guns became practically useless after firing blank cartridge?