HC Deb 11 March 1904 vol 131 cc856-7
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

To ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state at what factories the improved pattern of rifle, approved in 1903, is being made, and whether the jigs, gauges, cutters, and other special tools for the manufacture are made at the Government works or at the respective factories where the rifle is produced.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) This rifle is being made at the Government Factories, and at the Birmingham Small Arms and London Small Arms Factories. Each factory makes its own tools.