Rifle Ammunition, Bisley.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 6th July 1922.

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Photo of Mr Douglas Hall Mr Douglas Hall , Isle of Wight

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asked the Secretary of state for War if he is aware that the little ammunition supplied to the competitors of the present Bisley meeting is very defective; and, seeing that the War Office possess an enormous quantity of rifle ammunition of excellent quality owing to the cessation of the War, will he take steps to supply some of this at once for use at the present meeting at Bisley, especially considering what great use the War Office made of the Bisley crack shots during the War in training men in rifle shooting?

Photo of Mr Robert Sanders Mr Robert Sanders , Bridgwater

The ammunition supplied for use at the present meeting of the Army Rifle Association, to which meeting it is presumed my hon. and gallant Friend refers, was of good quality, and no complaints regarding it have been received from Bisley. The best ammunition available has been selected for use at this meeting and for the meeting of the National Rifle Association which commences on 10th July.

Photo of Mr Douglas Hall Mr Douglas Hall , Isle of Wight

If I bring reliable information before the War Office that this ammunition supply has been very defective, will the matter be considered?

Photo of Mr Robert Sanders Mr Robert Sanders , Bridgwater

Certainly, it will be considered: I hope to be at Bisley myself early next week, and will ask for a report.