§ CAPTAIN JESSEL (St. Pancras, S.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether all the Royal Horse Artillery batteries in the United Kingdom have been supplied with the new 6-cwt. gun; and, if not, whether he can give information as to how soon the re-armament will be completed?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE For WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
In consequence of the contractor having failed to complete his contract by the specified time, four batteries are still without the new gull. I may explain that the guns have been delivered, but that the manufacturer has hitherto failed to produce wheels of the uniformly high quality required, such as are made ill the Royal Arsenal. A proposal has been made to the contractor to complete the, wheels in the Arsenal at his expense. If this is agreed to, delivery can take place in a few weeks.