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Bofors Ammunition (Allocation)

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 24 April 1951

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asked the Secretary of State for War why the allocation of 40 mm. Bofors ammunition for use by light anti-aircraft regiments in practice camp this year is smaller than in 1950, in spite of the fact that such units are now responsible for training an increased number of Z reservists.

The hon. Member has been misinformed. The allotment of ammunition to Territorial Army light anti-aircraft regiments for 1951 is considerably higher than the scale for 1950. Regular light anti-aircraft regiments will not take Z reservists to practice camps in 1951 and will receive the same allotment of ammunition as for 1950.