HC Deb 03 July 1890 vol 346 cc681-2
MR. HANBURY (Preston)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to complaints in the Cape Parliament that the Imperial Government had not carried out their part of the contract in regard to the armament of Table Bay Ports, whereas the Cape Government had fulfilled their part of the agreement in the construction of earthworks, and otherwise; what is the cause of the delay; and whether the guns and equipment are being manufactured at Woolwich, or by private firms?


Out of 40 guns for these forts, 31 have been issued, and of the remainder, all that are prac- tically important should be issued by September, and the whole by the end of the year. The guns themselves are almost all ready, but delay has arisen with regard to the carriages. Some are manufactured by private firms and some at Woolwich.

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