§ MR. F. W. WILSON (Norfolk, Mid)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that the Suffolk Rifle Association has been allowed to draw five rounds for every efficient Volunteer for use at the annual rifle meeting, an allowance being made for empty cartridge cases returned, which, on the last occasion when a meeting was held, amounted to 19s. 9d.; and can he explain why, though rifle meetings have been discontinued on account of many ranges being closed, and therefore no cartridges were used, 19s. 9d. for empty cases has been returned by the War Office ever since.
The hon. Member has evidently been misinformed. The last payment to the association for empty cartridge cases was made in 1899, and amounted to 13s. 11d., and not 19s. 9d.