HC Deb 18 March 1908 vol 186 cc555-6
MR. BRODIE () Surrey, Reigate

To ask the Secretary of State for War, whether he can state the date on which the new short rifle will be ready for issue to the Yeomanry; and whether, in view of the fact that the musketry season is from April to September, he will do his utmost to get the rifle issued by the beginning of April.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) I am afraid that it will not be practicable to issue the rifles and accoutrements until after the training season is over. Every effort will be made to hasten the supply; but I cannot at present give any definite date.