HC Deb 29 July 1924 vol 176 cc1902-3W

asked the Secretary of State for War how the results of the Army practice this year compare with the results in the five years since the Armistice?


If, as I assume is the case, the hon. Member refers to rifle shooting, I would point out that this year's season does not end until 31st October next. At present, therefore, the results in question are not available. The results for last year indicated that the shooting had not then reached the standard of the pre-War Army of 1914, but was better than in the years immediately following the Armistice.