§ 72. Mr. ELLIS GRIFFITH
asked the Under-Secretary for War whether representations have been received at the War Office from commanders of troops in France to the effect that the supply of trench mortars is insufficient in numbers or compares unfavourably with the trench mortars used by the enemy; whether his military advisers are satisfied that the supply is adequate in all respects; and, if not, what steps have been taken to remedy deficiencies?
§ Mr. TENNANT
Yes, Sir, reports on this subject have been from time to time 432 received from the Commander-in-Chief in France. Every endeavour is being made to meet the demand for trench mortars.
§ Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
Can the right hon. Gentleman suggest any other way except this for getting the things for the troops at the front?