HC Deb 02 May 1911 vol 25 c189

asked if the new pattern bullets have now been manufactured in sufficient quantities to allow of their issue to the Regular troops; if so, whether the necessary experiments preliminary to the correct re-sighting of the present service rifles have yet been completed; whether any considerable number of rifles have already been re-sighted in accordance with the new requirements imposed by the new pattern bullet; how many rifles remain to be so altered; and when such alterations will be finished?

Colonel SEELY

New pattern bullets have not yet been manufactured in sufficient quantities to admit of issue to the troops. I am not in a position to make a statement in reply to the latter part of the question.