said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, What quantity of Gunpowder is at present stored in Leith Fort; and, what progress has been made for the promised conversion of Blackness Castle into a storehouse for the powder at present in Leith Fort, and when it is probable that the transference may be made?
§ SIR JOHN PAKINGTON
said, in reply, that the quantity of gunpowder now in store in Leith Port was 250 barrels. With regard to Blackness Castle, there was a Vote proposed to be taken in the Estimates for the purpose, and when Parliament should have voted that sum the conversion would be proceeded with. The powder would be transferred as soon as the Castle was in a fit state to receive it.