HC Deb 22 February 1917 vol 90 cc1471-2W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War what steps are being taken to provide our Volunteer Training Corps with rifles; what is done with the old scrapped or captured enemy rifles, and whether they are stored or put to use; and is he aware that many Volunteer Training. Corps possess no rifles at present, and therefore cannot efficiently perform their drill?


Rifles will be supplied to the Volunteers when other more pressing requirements have been, met. I think that the situation is understood by the volunteers. The bulk of captured rifles are received in a condition unfit for use owing to the loss of some essential part.