HC Deb 04 February 1904 vol 129 c336

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he can state the number of quick-firing guns which have been purchased by the War Department in Germany, and whether any pattern of quick-firing gun has yet been decided on at our Government factories.


The number of quick-firing guns purchased in Germany was 108. As regards the new quick-firing gun no pattern has as yet been approved. It is hoped that a large number of the new pattern quick-firing guns will be manufactured during the next financial year.