HC Deb 15 May 1905 vol 146 c274
MR. ABEL SMITH (Hertfordshire, Hertford)

To ask the Secretary of State for War what number of pistols were manufactured at the Enfield Small Arms Factory and the cost per pistol for the years 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, and 1885; what was the amount spent on plant and machinery for pistols at Enfield for the same period; and what has become of the machinery.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) As regards the first part of the Question a statement containing the required statistics is attached. As regards the second part of the Question the amounts expended cannot be ascertained as no separate account for plant and machinery for pistols was kept. As regards the third part of the Question such machines as could be utilised and were worth conversion were altered and used for the manufacture of rifles, and the remainder were brought to produce.