HC Deb 20 July 1915 vol 73 c1324W
Major HUNT

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that an officer, lately returned from the front, when lecturing on the War, stated that the waste of rifles in France was very large, as they were used for floors, roofs for dug-outs, and for firewood; and whether he can take steps to prevent this in future?


I had not heard the statements of the lecturer referred to, which I hope are exaggerated, but I feel sure the Field-Marshal Commanding-in-Chief has taken steps to prevent such waste of rifles as is preventable.