HC Deb 21 June 1889 vol 337 cc412-3

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if it is the case that all the fuses (metal) made at Woolwich and Elswick are made from the plan invented by Mr. Jobson, of Newcastle-on-Tyne; and, if so, whether any compensation has been made to Mr. Jobson for the use of his invention?

* THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. E. STANHOPE,) Lincolnshire, Horncastle

No, Sir. It is not the case. The claims of Mr. Jobson have been repeatedly brought before successive Secretaries of State, who, after referring the question to the Ordnance Council, have decided that they are inadmissible.