§ COLONEL PILKINGTON (Lancashire, Newton)
I bog to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he has any knowledge as to the number of guns and the quantity of ammunition which have been exported from this country to China since the war between China and Japan; and whether he has any information as to the purchases of munitions of war which China has recently been making in European countries.
§ *THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
Yes, Sir. Seventy-one guns of position with 11,740 rounds of ammunition; 123 field guns with 49,400 rounds of ammunition; and 297 machine guns with 4,228,400 rounds of ammunition have been supplied to China since 1895 from firms in this country. 460,000 Mauser rifles and 3,000,000 rounds of ammunition were supplied to China last year by a German firm. I may say that the figures as to the supplies from this country are not exhaustive, because the hon. Gentleman's question related to guns.
§ MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)
Can the right hon. Gentleman say what amount of the war material this country has sup plied to the South African Republics
§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
What was the amount of ammunition and guns supplied by Birmingham firms?
§ [No answer was returned.]