§ SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if the carbons required for the searchlights of the Royal Navy and the coast defences under its charge are British made; and if the Board of Admiralty are satisfied that an ample supply will be forthcoming in the event of war.
§ *MR. LAMBERT
The Answer to the first part is in the affirmative. It is believed that sufficient provision is now made for the supply of carbons for searchlights, but the Admiralty are taking steps to make the position as secure as possible.