§ MR. SEDDON (Lancashire, Newton)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if the type of new 18-pounder gun at present under construction in the field-gun section of Woolwich Arsenal is being produced on a basis of less than £100 per gun for material and work, and that the price of the gun in question to be passed out to the service is £383.
§ MR. BUCHANAN
The price of the 18-pounder guns made in the Arsenal this year cannot be stated until after the close of the year. Last year the price was £392, of which £200, not £100, was for material and direct labour.