§ MR. SEYMOUR ORMSBY-GORE (Lincolnshire, Gainsborough)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what steps are being taken towards the rearmament of the mobile batteries of the Artillery Volunteers.
§ * THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. ARNOLD-FORSTER, Belfast, W.)
Forty-four batteries have been armed with the 4.7 inch gun—total 176 guns. The re-armament of the remaining eighty-one batteries with fifteen pounders has been commenced by the issue of forty-eight of these guns from reserves; and further issues will be made as these guns become available when the field artillery is re-armed.