§ SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
To ask the Secretary of State for War if he is in a position to state when modern breech-loading field guns will be supplied as promised to the Fourth West York Artillery and other Artillery Volunteer Corps, who are still provided with 16-pounder muzzle-loading guns of an obsolete pattern.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick) I am not yet in a position to state when modern breech-loading guns will be available for all the Volunteer Artillery. Up to date, 17 batteries of 4.7-inch guns have been supplied to corps. As regards field guns, the whole question is under consideration.