HC Deb 05 March 1900 vol 80 c31

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been directed to the new French quick-firing field gun, with hydro-pneumatic brake and spade trail; whether it is contended that twenty rounds per minute have been fired, with shrapnel and common shell; and if the gun is protected by a steel shield.


I do not think it would be desirable to make public the information received by the War Office upon such matters as this, but the hon. Member may rest assured that the attention of the Secretary of State for War is directed to all reported improvements in the artillery of other countries.