HC Deb 16 March 1903 vol 119 c839

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that the cartridge pouches and bandoliers with which the troops were equipped in South Africa were unsuitable and were the means of supplying the enemy with quantities of ammunition, it is proposed to issue serviceable leather bandoliers to soldiers and volunteers; and, if so, when these are to be provided.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) Trials are now proceeding of equipments with improved arrangements for carrying ammunition.