HC Deb 10 July 1902 vol 110 c1371

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India if he will state the estimated annual output of each of the new military factories in India, viz., the Cordite Factory in the Nilgherries, the Gun Carriage Factory at Jubbulpore, and the Small Arms Factory at Ishapore. Can he say how many labourers and artisans it is proposed to employ at these factories, and have any arrangements yet been made to train natives of India in the work of each factory.


I regret that I cannot make any public statement of the figures asked for by the hon. Member. As regards the training of natives for the work of these factories, I have received no report from India, and have no reason to believe that there is any lack of skilled labour for the purposes required.