§ Mr. BIRD
asked whether, bearing in mind the inexpediency of publishing the detailed accuracy of the big-gun shooting in the Navy, whereby the standard of efficiency attained by our gunners is made known to the whole world, the First Lord of the Admiralty will order that in future these results be no longer published?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The publication of a certain amount of information as to the results obtained in gunnery practices is of great advantage in stimulating competition. The form in which the information is published does not appear to justify the adoption of the course suggested by the hon. Gentleman.