§ Sir J. D. REES
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what rifle is used by the volunteers in India; whether it is out of date; and, if so, whether it is proposed to replace it by some more modern weapon?
§ Mr. HAROLD BAKER
The volunteers in India are armed with the Lee-Enfield rifle, mark 1 and mark 1*. This pattern has been superseded by the short Lee-Enfield rifle, and steps are now being taken to supply the more modern weapon.