§ 31. Sir JOSEPH WALTON
asked the Minister of Munitions whether, in order to prevent the despatch of defective rifles and ammunition, a rigid inspection will be instituted at the works producing on orders from the British Government in the United States of America?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of MUNITIONS (Dr. Addison)
Competent inspectors have been detailed for the close examination of all munitions obtained from overseas, and test examinations are also made on delivery in this country. It is believed that these arrangements are such as to ensure that no defective weapons or other munitions shall be accepted.
§ Sir J. WALTON
May I ask when these arrangements of more rigid inspection were made, in view of the fact that defective rifles and ammunition have been received recently?
§ Dr. ADDISON
I understand that it is almost inevitable that in large consignments there should be one defective, but we have had an elaborate machinery of inspection for some months past.