HC Deb 24 March 1927 vol 204 cc597-8W

asked the Secretary of State for War who are the members of the Small Arms Committee; by whom are they appointed; how often do they meet; what are their functions; and do these include experimental work?


The composition of the Committee is shown on page 946 of the current monthly Army List. The Chairman is appointed by the Army Council; the members are similarly appointed on the nomination of the Departments which they represent. The full Committee meets every month. Its functions are to investigate, and arrange for the carrying out of trials and experiments in connection with, all matters relating to small arms and machine guns, their ammunition, equipment and appurtenances.