[From Que Parliamentary Reporter.]
WELLINGTON, November 6. Colonial-made Ammrinitioii.
The Minister of Defence told the House yesterday that, in order to ensure that the Martini-Henry ammunition supplied to the colony is of good quality, an expert is to be appointed to watch its manufacture and to test it on behalf of the Government before if is accepted. This was in answer to Mr E. G. AlleD, who said that at a trial recently made in Christchurch of the Auckland 1897 ammunition very good results were obtained. It was contended that if the ammunition in stock were recalled and the kind used at the trial in Christchurch issued there would be no grounds for complaint. It was very disheartening to the volunteers to be prevented from making good shooting by inferior ammunition. He thought that unless the Auckland company turned out a better article it would be advisable to import Kyaoch's, which could be had for 10 per cent, less than the Auckland kind.
Jottings. The Premier has given notice to add the name of the Hon. J. G. Ward to the Public Accounts Committee, in substitution for that of one of the Government supporters previously proposed. Mr J. A. Millar was yesterday unanimously elected chairman of the Labor Bills Committee. He was proposed by tbe Premier and the Hon. Captain Russell. The Master and Apprentice Bill was read a second time pro forma in the House lasti evening, and referred to the Local Bills Committee,
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