CAPTAIN CHANCELLOR (Wilts, Westbury)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War what proportion of ammunition is allotted to the Army Rifle Meeting, as compared with the Bisley Meeting; whether that allotted for Bisley is issued free; and whether the ammunition hitherto used at the Army Rifle Meeting is charged for at the higher rate of £4 10s. per thousand, or at the lower rate of £3 per thousand?
§ MR. BRODRICK
Free issues of ammunition are made to all recognised Army associations. The quantities are liberal, and depend upon the number of troops in the various districts where the 862 meetings are held. If these limits are exceeded a charge is made for the excess issues. The present charge is £4 7s. 6d. per thousand.