§ MR. W. T. WILSON (Lancashire, Westhoughton)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War when the negotiations for the sale of the Royal Spark-brook Small Arms Factory to a private company commenced; and whether the Government has promised this company 25 per cent. of the orders that are given out to private contractors.
§ MR. HALDANE
The negotiations commenced in November, 1905. Twenty-five per cent. of the orders that are given out to private contractors were promised to the company for the three financial years ending March 31st, 1909.