§ MR. SHAW LEFEVRE (Bradford, Central)
I hug to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can state what has been the total expenditure hitherto incurred in the purchase and manufacture of the Brennan torpedo, including expenses of the staff employed in it; what amount still remains due to Mr. Brennan for his invention; and how many of such torpedoes are now fit for service?
§ *THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. E. STANHOPE,) Lincolnshire, Horncastle
To the end of the last financial year about £126,000 had been paid in all for the purchase and manufacture of the Brennan torpedo; and the sum of £32,000 remains to be paid as part of the reward granted. A considerable number of Brennan torpedoes are ready for use, but the right hon. Gentleman will scarcely expect me to state how many.