HC Deb 31 July 1890 vol 347 cc1343-4
MR. HANBURY (Preston)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for "War what is the total amount paid, and to be paid, to Mr. Brennan for his torpedo; how much of it was payable as a lump sum, and how much as an annual payment, or payments, and for how many years; and who recommended these payments?

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

The total amount to be paid to Mr. Brennan for his torpedo was £110,000, of which £30,000 was paid in a lump sum, and the balance at the rate of £16,000 a year for five years. These payments were recommended by the Secretary of State for the time being, after consultation with several military and naval officers.