HC Deb 18 July 1905 vol 149 c1053

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can inform the House of the results of the recent trials of the new short rifle; whether its manufacture and issue is being proceeded with; and, if so, to what extent; and whetheR tiny further changes in its length and mechanisms have been decided on; and, if so, what they are.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) The trials of the new short rifle are not yet completed. Manufacture is proceeding to complete the number ordered. In reply to the last part of the Question, no change has been decided on.