HC Deb 20 July 1905 vol 149 c1368

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the I fact that after the first trial of the short rifle under the direction of Sir William. Butler the report upon it was unfavourable, he will explain why a second trial was ordered.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) It is regretted that the ground for the hon. Member's Question is not understood. No trial of the short rifle-under the direction of Sir William Butler can be traced.