§ 24. Major CHAPPLE
asked the Minister of Munitions what precautions are taken against the hasty and ill-considered rejection of suggestions made to his or any war Department by inventors engaged in experiments for the discovery of an incendiary bullet capable of being fired from an aeroplane at a Zeppelin and setting fire to it?
§ Dr. ADDISON
Inventions and suggestions submitted to the Munitions Inventions Department are examined by officials of the Department and by Committees of the Advisory Panel. The examination is so thorough and complete as to preclude any possibility of hasty or ill-considered rejection.
§ 25. Major CHAPPLE
asked the Minister of Munitions whether he will issue a brief authoritative description of the vulnerable structures in a Zeppelin, a knowledge of which would be helpful to those engaged in inventing a chemico-explosive incendiary bullet small enough to be fired from a gun mounted on an aeroplane and possessing the property of exploding within the envelope of a Zeppelin and setting fire to it?
§ Dr. ADDISON
The Munitions Inventions Department is not in possession of sufficient information to give an authoritative description of the vulnerable structures in a Zeppelin. The difficulty of obtaining an incendiary effect may be due, in some cases, to the existence of an envelope of inert gases surrounding the hydrogen containers.