HC Deb 02 September 1909 vol 10 c575

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, having regard to the fact that his predecessor gave a pledge in this House to give Woolwich Arsenal a fair share of Admiralty orders, he will state what orders have been so placed compared to the one-third given by the War Office to the Royal Arsenal; and does he propose to give, either now or at an early date, any gun-mountings to Woolwich?


The approximate value of the orders for new work placed with Woolwich since 31st March, 1909, is:—

Naval Ordnance Stores (Guns, Ammunition, and Torpedoes) £609,500
Gun-mountings (Sights, etc.) 106,165
Total £715,665

The ordnance factory is now being requested to tender for a large number of transferable gun-mountings.