§ MR. HARMSWORTH (Caithness)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the deficiency in ammunition affecting the Army affected the store of ammunition manufactured for the Navy, and whether such manufacture at any period during the Boer war has actually ceased.
§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER
There has at no time been any deficiency in the ammunition for the Navy. For a short period during the war the ordinary naval orders were suspended in order to give the full benefit of the output to the Army, but the shortage was promptly made up, and at no time were the stocks allowed to become depleted.