§ 13. Mr. GARDNER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of aeroplane catapults that have been manufactured in this country during the last five years; how many of these have been sold within the Empire for naval purposes and for civil purposes, separately; and whether he can give similar figures for sales to foreign Powers and civil undertakings abroad?
Sir B. EYRES MONSELL
The total number of catapults manufatured in this country during the last five years is 36. Of these, 35 were sold within the Empire for naval purposes, and one was told to a foreign Power. None was sold for civil purposes.