HC Deb 06 May 1913 vol 52 cc1833-4

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the importance of encouraging the practice of rifle shooting amongst the younger civilian population, and in view of the value of the training in rifle practice given by the rifle clubs of the country, and in view also of the fact that many men who join or desire to join these clubs are poor and unable to afford to purchase ammunition, he will recommend a Grant, either in money or in ammunition, to efficient rifle clubs and thereby enable men who could not otherwise afford it to become proficient in rifle shooting?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Colonel Seely)

The question of granting ammunition to rifle clubs at reduced prices is under consideration.


How soon may we expect an announcement as to the decision?

Colonel SEELY

I am afraid I cannot give a date. Perhaps the hon. and learned Member will put the question later in the Session?

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