HC Deb 03 May 1904 vol 134 c244

To ask the Secretary of State for War if, in view of the fact that the new rifle, from its reduced weight and the increased pressure at the breech, kicks more than the old long rifle, he will take any steps to remedy this defect.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) The question of the slight increase to recoil involved has been fully considered, and it has been decided that no steps in the matter are necessary.