asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the revolver ammunition issued to His Majesty's Forces in Ireland contains a soft-nosed leaden bullet without a covering of nickel plate to prevent it from expanding; and, if so, what amount of such ammunition has been captured by Sinn Fein from the Forces of the Crown?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply. The standard pattern of revolver ammunition used by the troops in Ireland is of the all-lead type which was used throughout the War, and is substantially the same as that used with the Martini-Henry rifle and all other types of service rifles prior to the introduction of the present nickel-coated types used with high velocity rifles. I have no information readily available as to the amount of revolver ammunition captured by the rebels.