HC Deb 20 November 1912 vol 44 cc300-1W
Viscount WOLMER

asked the Secretary of State for War whether all Special Reserve and Territorial battalions are supplied with tripod mountings for their machine guns; if not, what battalions are not so supplied; and whether these battalions would be so supplied upon mobilisation?

Colonel SEELY

No Special Reserve battalions have yet been supplied with tripod mountings, but they will be supplied as soon as mountings are available, commencing next financial year. One hundred and twenty-four Territorial battalions have been supplied with tripod mountings, leaving eighty-three to be so equipped, and it is hoped that the majority of these will be completed in time for next training. Further issue of tripod mountings on mobilisation can only be made to the extent of numbers available.