asked the Surveyor General of the Ordnance, What was the date of the receipt of Lord Wolseley's report on the Martini-Henry rifle cartridges; and, whether, previous to such report, any unfavourable reports on the Boxer cartridge had been received by the Department from officers commanding troops in the field: and, if so, from whom and when?
§ MR. BRAND
said, that two communications had been received from Lord Wolseley, one of which was received on the 21st. He had not had time to search the records for such Reports as had been sent in to the War Office since the introduction of the Boxer cartridge; but, in any case, such Reports were confidential.