HC Deb 17 September 1914 vol 66 c975

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the New Army is being fitted out with the new short rifle, while the Territorial Force is still supplied with the old long Lee-Enfield rifle and Mark VI. ammunition, which is much less effective for active service; and whether he will take steps to have the Territorial Force properly equipped in this respect?


It is not desirable to publish detailed information regarding the arming of our Forces. The fact that the Territorial Force are armed with the long rifle and provided with Mark VI. ammunition has not been overlooked.