§ M. R. W. HANBURY (Preston)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if he can state whether projectiles are still being procured by the British Government from French manufacturers; and, if so, what are the kinds of projectile and the quantity ordered of each kind; and what is the reason for 945 giving these orders to foreign manufacturers?
§ *THE CIVIL, LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. Edmund Robertson, Dundee)
The last order given to foreign manufacturers for projectiles was on the 28th February 1893, to the St. Chamond Company for 320 armour-piercing projectiles. There is no present, intention of giving any further orders to foreign manufacturers.