HC Deb 02 December 1931 vol 260 cc1091-2
1. Mr. COCKS

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any foreign-made gyroscopes are used in the Navy; and whether he will arrange that only British-made gyroscopes shall be provided in future?

The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Sir Bolton Eyres Monsell)

A number of foreign-made gyro-compasses which were purchased during the War are still in use in the Navy. All purchases of gyro-compasses for His Majesty's ships made in recent years have been of British manufacture with one exception where a foreign compass was installed in His Majesty's Ship "Nelson" for a particular trial. All other gyroscopes used in the Fleet for gunnery and torpedo purposes are British made.