HC Deb 04 February 1897 vol 45 cc1313-4
MR. WOODALL (Hanley)

asked the Under Secretary for War if he had any particulars of a reported explosion during experiments with cordite at Woolwich?


replied that he had received no report on the subject, but one would be in his hands in a day or two. Meanwhile, he believed there was a great deal more noise than damage caused by the explosion. The explosion was caused during an experiment with cordite, carried out under proper precautions, to ascertain whether cordite under certain conditions would burn harmlessly away or explode.