HC Deb 11 May 1863 vol 170 c1527

said, he would beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, What has been the average quantity of Gunpowder kept in the Castle of Edinburgh during the last twelve months, distinguishing the various forms in which it has been made up, and whether the quantity will not be diminished; and whether there will be any objection to furnish Copies of any Reports which may have been made on the subject of this magazine by Officers of the Royal Engineers during the last four years?


said, in reply, that he had not all the information asked for by the hon. Member, but the quantity of powder now stored in Edinburgh Castle was 250 barrels, which was to be the maximum. The Lord Provost of Edinburgh had been made acquainted with the arrangements.