§ MR. PIKE PEASE (Darlington)
On behalf of the hon. Member for the Stepney Division of Tower Hamlets, I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether any of the discharge notices recently issued in the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, are due to the cancelling or suspending of work on orders already† See (4) Debates, clxvii., 120.352 placed; and whether the reserve of vehicles for the Field Artillery is sufficient to place that arm upon a war footing at the present time.
§ MR. HALDANE
The Answer to the first part of the Question is in the negative. As regards the last part of the Question, the reserve of vehicles for the Field Artillery will be sufficient to place that arm upon a war footing when the orders have been completed.