§ MR. WOODALL (Hanley)
I beg to ask the Secretary for War whether the Director of Contracts had, in 1886, any responsibility for the technical details relating to proof and tests for steel which were included in the contract for guns, beyond seeing that they exactly correspond with those furnished to him by the technical advisers of the Department?
§ * MR. E. STANHOPE
I think that the statement contained in the question of the hon. Member correctly defines the responsibility of the Director of Contracts in 1886.