78. Lieut-Colonel THORNE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions whether he is aware that Mr. H. J. Butler, residing at 63, Jefferson Road, Upton Park, E. 13, was the inventor of an armour-piercing incendiary bullet; if he is aware that the Government made very good use of the said bullet without in any way compensating the man in question for his invention; if he is aware that Mr. Butler worked at the Arsenal and made bullets from his own invention; and if he can state whether the Government are prepared to recognise the valuable services rendered by Mr. Butler by inventing the armour-piercing incendiary bullet?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
I should be glad if the hon. and gallant Member would furnish me with further details, as I have been unable to trace the invention referred to in the question.