HC Deb 11 May 1908 vol 188 c685
MR. JAMES HOPE (Sheffield, Central)

To ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he can say what was the approximate expenditure by the War Office on guns and gun ammunition during each of the four financial years ending 31st March, 1907; and what amount in each of those years represents expenditure in the Ordnance factories.

(Answered by Mr. Acland.) The expenditure on guns (including mountings and spare parts) and gun ammunition (including cordite for filling) was as follows:—

Year ended. Total. £ Ordnance Factories. £
31st March, 1904 1,835,000 848,000
31st March 1905 1,015,000 698,000
31st March 1906 2,457,000 903,000
31st March 1907 1,955,000 651,000

The figures given above for the two years ended 31st March, 1906, and 31st March, 1907, include the expenditure on the rearmament of the Horse and Field Artillery. The expenditure in this case covers orders placed in respect of India and the Colonies, as well as for the War Office.