HC Deb 05 April 1910 vol 16 c194

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he was aware that the ammunition used by rifle clubs throughout the country was almost always of foreign manufacture, and that nevertheless the cost to members was such that it prevents many of the poorer members perfecting themselves by practice; and whether he could see his way to assist rifle clubs, particularly in poor country districts, by issuing ammunition of Government manufacture, equal in all qualities to that at present in use, for rifle practice at considerably less than the cost price of manufacture?


As regards the first part of the question there is no official information on the point raised. As regards the latter part of the question I am afraid that the provision of ammunition to rifle clubs on the lines suggested is at the present moment impracticable.