§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether, at the Delhi manœuvres in the last cold weather, black powder was used by the Artillery; and, if so, whether he can 1186 explain why the difficulties which long prevented the use of cordite in blank charges for guns in this country have not yet been overcome in India.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
I have no information on this subject, but I will communicate with the Government of India, and will let the hon. Baronet know the result.