HC Deb 05 July 1869 vol 197 c1168

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, Whether any, and, if any, what steps have been taken to reduce the stores of gunpowder which are kept in the magazines at Upnor? 30,000 barrels of gunpowder are stored at that place, in the neighbourhood of 60,000 people, who would be liable to be destroyed in the event of an explosion.


said, in reply, that, in consequence of representations which had been made to him, considerable reductions had been made already in the amount of gunpowder stored at Upnor, and the remainder was in course of removal. It was intended in future to keep only small arms, ammunition, and, perhaps, saltpetre at that place.