HC Deb 23 March 1896 vol 38 c1604

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, whether successful experiments have recently been made in the Navy with a new smokeless powder, the foundation of which is not of nitreous compounds?

THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. G. J. GOSCHEN, St. George's,) Hanover Square

No experiments have been made by the Admiralty with smokeless powder.