HC Deb 19 July 1912 vol 41 cc697-8W

asked the Secretary of State for War, whether he is aware that certain Infantry battalions of the Territorial Force have been supplied with Mark II. tripod mountings for their machine guns; and whether, in view of his statement that Mark IV. tripods would be supplied in time to be used at the annual trainings of the present year, he will take steps to provide the 5th Battalion (Cinque Ports) Royal Sussex Regiment with Mark IV. tripods, in place of Mark II., before the commencement of the annual training on 27th July?

Colonel SEELY

No statement that the Territorial Force Infantry would be supplied with Mark IV. tripods in time for the present year's annual training can be traced. Mark II. tripod is a serviceable article and it is not proposed to discard it at present. A proposal to alter the legs to make the tripod more adjustable is under consideration.