HC Deb 12 March 1901 vol 90 cc1330-1
MR. ORMSBY-GORE (Lincolnshire, Gainsborough)

I beg to ask the Secre- tary of State for War if he can state what progress is being made towards the re-armament of the Volunteer Artillery with weapons of modern ordnance, and, having regard to the statement made by the late Under Secretary for War in the last Parliament as to the probable re-armament of that force with semimobile guns, whether steps will be taken to ensure the provision of such guns to the Volunteer Field and Position Artillery as will not impair in any way their mobility in the field.


As my right hon. friend has informed the House, the 4.7 guns for the Volunteers are in course of manufacture, and will, I hope, be delivered before very long. Every consideration is being given to this question, as was explained on Friday last.


Will the noble Lord be kind enough to say where the guns are being manufactured—not in Germany, I hope?


In various parts of England.