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Army—Martini-Henry Rifle

Volume 202: debated on Thursday 7 July 1870

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said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, Whether he will lay upon the Table of the House the Reports that have been received of the trials of the Martini Henry Rifle; and, when the Tabular Statement of the sums expended on experiments for the trial of Ordnance and Small Arms, and the sums paid to inventors by way of rewards, will be laid upon the Table of the House, the Return having been ordered on the 1st of March?

, in reply, said, the Reports had not all been received as yet, but that he would have no objection to lay those which, had been received on the Table. As to the other Returns, they were of a very complicated nature, and there was great difficulty in preparing them; but he was informed that they were now nearly ready, and he hoped to be able to lay them on the Table on an early day.