HC Deb 29 June 1915 vol 72 c1619

asked what proportion of machine guns had the British Army per battalion, and what proportion had the German Army at the commencement of the War; what steps were then taken to remedy the deficiency of machine guns at the commencement of the War; and on what date was the first order placed for machine guns in America?


I answered a question on this point put to me by the hon. Member for the West Toxteth Division on the 21st instant. I do not think it would be in the public interest to give the detailed information asked for in the last two parts of the question, but I may assure my hon. Friend that every possible step is being taken to increase the supply of this weapon.