I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office how long the night work has been the practice in the manufacture of E X E powder; and if it is intended lo continue it?
§ MR. WOODALL
When the demand for EXE powder has been heavy, the cam machines which makes it have, since 1887, been from time to time necessarily worked by night as well as by day. How far that practice should be continued is a question which will now be carefully inquired into.
§ MR. J. BURNS (Battersea)
May I ask whether this powder factory is artificially lighted by gas or electricity?