HC Deb 11 July 1861 vol 164 c697

said, he wished to inquire, When the Admiralty intend to test the targets constructed by Mr. Roberts at their request?


said, that Mr. Roberts's target had been reported to be ready, and it was the intention of the Admiralty to give him an opportunity of having it tested. He might state that many gentlemen who had invented improved targets expected that the Admiralty should find the means of testing them immediately they were ready. The fact was that the Admiralty had a vast number of targets brought under their consideration, and he was not able at that time to say when Mr. Roberts's target would be tested.