§ MR. CALDWELL
On behalf of the hon. Member for Ross and Cromarty, I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if he will state on what date the Government first engaged in the Brennan torpedo manufacture, the total sum expended to date (including any royalty paid to the inventor), whether any torpedoes have been produced, and, if so, how many?
THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. POWELLWILLIAMS,) Birmingham, S.
The manufacture of Brennan torpedoes commenced in 1887. The total expenditure on them to the 31st March last was £265,320. An amply supply of torpedoes for all approved stations and for a reserve has been completed. I cannot be more specific.