HC Deb 24 July 1900 vol 86 c1048

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the 1st Volunteer Battalion Leicesters is 1,560 strong, that they have only (19th July) five rifles to six men, and that they indented for 230 on 5th June, twenty-one on 12th June, and fifty on 12th July, and were informed that none were available; and whether, as they go into camp on Salisbury Plain, 5th August, and must have the arms to earn the additional grant, the War Office will consider the propriety of supplying them.


This battalion has up to date demanded 261 rifles, and these were sent from Weedon on the 17th instant.