HC Deb 24 June 1907 vol 176 cc869-70

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the annual allowance of ammunition for ships of the Channel, Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Home fleets is the same for each fleet; whether the three divisions of the Home fleet are each allowed the same quantity; and whether the regulations framed for governing the target practice of the Home fleet are identical with those for the other fleets; and, if not, in what respect they differ.

(Answered by Mr. Lambert) The allowance of ammunition and the regulations governing the target practice are the same for all fully-manned ships in the fleets. For the ships not fully manned the time of firing is adjusted to meet the slight reduction in the allowance of ammunition.