HC Deb 03 April 1900 vol 81 c1060
* SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the attention of the Admiralty and War Office has been directed to the desirability of establishing the manufacture of picric acid within the United Kingdom.


The desirability of encouraging the production of picric acid of British make has been kept constantly in view ever since it was adopted as a warlike store. With the exception of a small quantity recently ordered to meet present urgent demands, all the supplies obtained for both land and sea service have been manufactured throughout in this country.