HC Deb 24 November 1909 vol 13 c188
Mr. CARLILE (for Mr. Starkey)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the Admiralty purchase the greater part of the carbons for the electric searchlights of warships from Germany; and whether, in the event of the foreign supply not being available, manufacturers in this country would be able to meet a sudden demand?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative; the whole of the carbons purchased by the Admiralty for searchlights of His Majesty's ships are made in this country. The answer to the second part of the question is in the affirmative.