HC Deb 29 March 1905 vol 143 c1518

To ask the Secretary of State for War what is the cost to the Government per 1,000 rounds of the 303 cordite ammunition as now issued.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) The cost per 1,000 rounds of the Mark VI. ammunition for 1903–4 was—Ordnance Factories, £4 7s. 2¾d.; Trade (average), £4 10s. 0d. For the year 1904–5 the actual factories' price has not yet been worked out, but the trade average price is £4 8s. 6d. These prices are exclusive of cost of inspection and other Departmental expenses. † See page 641.