HC Deb 14 February 1879 vol 243 c1192

asked the Surveyor General of the Ordnance, If reports have been recently received from the Heavy Gun Committee, containing reference to the advantages of breech-loading ordnance; and, if so, is he prepared to lay such. Reports or extracts therefrom upon the Table; and, if he will state what experiments on breech-loading guns have been determined on for the coming year?


Sir, there will be no objection to placing the Reports mentioned by the hon. and gallant Gentleman upon the Table as soon as the experiments are decided upon. At present no decision as to experiments has been arrived at; but designs for heavy breech-loading guns are under consideration, and have been for some months.