GENERAL GOLDSWORTHT (Hammersmith)
I desire to ask whether the Secretary of State for War can confirm the report that has appeared in the newspapers as to an accident to one of the 100-ton guns from Elswick?
§ * MR. E. STANHOPE
Yes, Sir; it is true that there has been an accident. I am sorry to say that a barge sank in the Thames yesterday, fir this morning, whilst carrying a 110-ton gun. The gun in question belongs to the Italian Government.