§ MR. COGHILL (Stoke-upon-Trent)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether the London County Council have refused the offer of the War Office of some of the guns captured in the South African and Chinese Wars; and whether he has made, or will make, a similar offer to some of the provincial towns.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Former.) The allotment of guns captured in the South African and Chinese Wars was made in accordance with the recommendations of a Committee, which duly weighed the claims of units and of public bodies to these trophies. No letter has been received in the War Office from the London County Council refusing the guns allotted to that body; but, should such refusal be received, the guns would be allotted to some other town within the boundary of the 4th Army Corps.