HC Deb 15 May 1900 vol 83 c236

On behalf of the hon. Member for the Central Division of Sheffield, I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what steps the Secretary of State is prepared to take to place the means of learning the use of the rifle within reach of the cottage of every man, and particularly what assistance may be counted upon by rifle clubs in the matter of ranges, rifles, and ammunition; and if the appointment of an official or committee charged to receive the proposals and advance the views in this direction of public bodies will be considered.


The Secretary of State has consented to recognise rifle clubs affiliated under certain conditions to the National Rifle Association. An issue of rifles and ammunition sufficient for the purposes, of practice will be made to such clubs.