HC Deb 01 March 1900 vol 79 c1417
MR. SCOTT-MONTAGU () Hampshire, New Forest

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War who supplied the wire nippers for cutting barbed wire fencing in the present South African war; and whether he is aware that these nippers were made of soft metal in many cases, and therefore were useless for the purpose intended.


The wire nippers were bought from the best firms, and were carefully inspected before despatch; we have had no complaints.

MR. NUSSLY () Pontefract

Can the hon. Gentleman say how many of these wire nippers were sent out to South Africa?

[No answer was given.]