HC Deb 29 July 1907 vol 179 c464

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the Yeomanry will be re-armed with the short rifle before the drill season of 1908; whether it is proposed that the rifle should be carried in buckets as in the Cavalry; and whether the buckets will be issued at the same time as the rifle by the War Office.


In reply to the first part of the Question I doubt whether it will be possible to re-arm the Yeomanry before next year's training. As regards the second part of the Question it is not proposed to replace the short bucket at present in possession, which is found quite suitable for use with the short rifle by units not armed with the sword.

VISCOUNT TURNOUR (Sussex, Horsham)

If the Yeomanry are not to be re-armed will the scheme of training for next year remain unaltered?


I cannot say as yet.