HC Deb 21 March 1902 vol 105 c715
MR. HENRY HOBHOUSE (Somersetshire, E.)

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office if the Government have recently raised the charge for service ammunition supplied to rifle clubs from £4 to £5 per 1,000 rounds; and, if so, will he take steps to counteract the loss which would arise from this increased price to their clubs in their shooting practice.


The price charged has been that fixed by the current vocabulary rates; it was £5 per thousand from October, 1900, and from the 1st April next it will be £4 17s. 6d.; it has never been as low as £4.