§ MR. CHARLES HOBHOUSE (Bristol, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will explain why the 6.9 muzzle loading guns of the Old Needles Battery, Isle of Wight, were thrown into the sea when discarded from use; and will he state how many of them there were; and whether any estimate was made of their value as old iron.
§ MR. BRODRICK
The guns in question were of wrought iron and their price as old iron would not cover the cost of freight anywhere. There were six guns.