§ CAPTAIN NORTON
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he can state how many batteries of artillery which took part in the South African War are still armed with the identical guns they had in that campaign.
§ MR. BROMLEY DAVENPORT
None of the batteries which took part in the war and have since left South Africa are now armed with the identical guns they had during the war. There are nine batteries now in South Africa which took part in the war; these are armed with guns of the same pattern as were used in the war. When worn out the guns are condemned and replaced, and since the war seven serviceable guns have been sent out to replace guns condemned.