HC Deb 05 March 1896 vol 38 c217
MR. C. BILL (Staffordshire, Leek)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, whether, with regard to the due supply of cordite for the purposes of the Army and Navy, the Director of Contracts for Warlike Stores is able to provide all the raw material employed in its manufacture from products of British origin; and, if not, has due preparation been made for the supply of the requisite raw material from the United Kingdom in case of the outbreak of war?


Almost all the components of cordite can be obtained in the country in any quantity likely to be required. Where this is not the case, the necessity of providing a stock is recognised, and arrangements are made accordingly.