§ MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admi- 439 ralty if he will state the amount expended in England and Scotland respectively for armour plates during the current financial year.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
The amount expended for armour in England and Scotland respectively during the current financial year, so far as brought to account up to date, is £1,425,916 and £148,665. There is only one firm in Scotland which supplies armour, and that firm has received orders in excess of their rate of production.