HC Deb 26 March 1908 vol 186 c1556

To ask the Secretary of State for War what has been the result of the Army trials of the sub-target rifle machine which were begun in 1906; and whether any such machine is now being officially used.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) There have been no official trials of this machine. In 1906 Reports were called for as to experience gained with some privately owned machines and these were favourable. It has now, however, been arranged to give a trial to a new and far cheaper design which is being manufactured. Only eight machines were purchased out of public funds.