HC Deb 01 July 1913 vol 54 cc1650-1

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has arrived at any decision as to making a grant to rifle clubs of ammunition or money to purchase ammunition for the purpose of practising rifle shooting; and, if so, whether he will state the result of his decision?

Colonel SEELY

This question forms part of the much wider question as to the whole future position of rifle clubs and associations in relation to the Army, and it is not at present possible to announce a definite decision.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether he will be able soon to see his way to announce a definite decision?

Colonel SEELY

I cannot say; but certainly before very long.