HC Deb 25 February 1896 vol 37 c1076

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office if any steps have yet been taken to appoint a successor to Mr. Rigby, who has recently vacated the appointment of superintendent of the Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield; and whether there is any difficulty in finding a properly qualified naval or military officer for this post; and, if not, whether it is the intention of the War Office to appoint a naval or military officer to succeed Mr. Rigby?


The question of the appointment of a successor to the late superintendent at Enfield has been the subject of careful inquiry and consideration, and a decision will very shortly be arrived at. No difficulty is anticipated in finding a competent person to fill the appointment who has had the necessary experience in the management and control of a great manufacturing undertaking, but he may or may not be a military or naval officer.