§ SIR A. F. ACLAND-HOOD (Somerset, Wellington)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the defective ammunition issued to the Guards at Pirbright for musketry practice; whether this is part of the issue which caused dissatisfaction last year; and, whether he will have it withdrawn from use as soon as possible and take steps to insure that it is not re-issued at a future date?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
A report has been received from a battalion of Foot Guards as to defective ammunition, and the supply has been changed. Careful inquiry into all the circumstances is taking place.