§ COLONEL BOWLES (Middlesex, Enfield)
To ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office for whom is the extra £78, 000 worth of rifles and bayonets to be made, and where will their cost be shown on the Estimates; and whether he will state how many men belonging to the inspection department at Enfield are under notice of dismissal beyond the 403 engaged in the manufacturing department.
(Answered by Mr. Bromley Davenport.) The difference between the amount stated yesterday† in reply to the hon. and gallant Member as available for rifles and bayonets and the amount shown in Estimates is due to supply of rifles and bayonets to India, and will not be shown in Estimates, Seventy-one men belonging to the inspection department at Enfield are under notice of dismissal, besides the 403 men in the factory.† See page 780.