HC Deb 29 April 1892 vol 3 cc1655-6

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether any opportunity has been given to the Ballincollig coopers and Cork coopers of providing the gunpowder casks hitherto imported into Ireland for the carriage of powder from the manufactory at Ballincollig, County Cork?


Since my last reply on this subject a contract for a supply of gunpowder has been made with the Ballincollig Company, but they did not on this occasion wish to supply the barrels, although the opportunity was given them. They are, however, about to furnish a sample barrel with a view to supplying their own barrels in the future.