HC Deb 05 February 1900 vol 78 cc567-8
MR. HEDDERWICK (Wick Burghs)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the ball cartridges for Webley pistols, manufactured between February and April of last year and issued to the Army, were found to be so defective as to be useless; and, if so, when the discovery was made and what steps were taken to remedy the defect.


Some of the ball cartridges for Webley pistols supplied by one contractor between February and April, 1899, were reported as being defective, and orders were immediately issued for the destruction of all cartridges of this particular contract. In justice to the Webley Company it may be mentioned that they do not supply pistol ammunition.