§ MR. YERBURGH
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, whether any batteries of artillery have been procured from abroad for use in South Africa; if so, how many, and whether such batteries are uniform in any respect with those in the service; and whether he can state how many different kinds of artillery have been employed in South Africa.
§ * MR. BRODRICK
One battery of howitzers was purchased abroad of a different type to the other howitzers in the service. Sixteen different types of ordnance were employed in South Africa. Three of these were naval guns, and two were supplied from private sources to Volunteers.