HC Deb 19 June 1890 vol 345 cc1349-50

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether it is the case that the fortifications in Mauritius recently completed are still without the promised big guns, without which the fortifications are ineffective; and, if so, when the necessary guns will be ready to be mounted?

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

I am sorry that it has not yet been possible to issue those guns. The guns now coming in are being issued according to the relative importance of the places to be defended.