HC Deb 08 October 1909 vol 11 c2465W

asked the Secretary of State for War what was the percentage of the total expenditure on ordnance, rifles, and ammunition, or stores in which the trade and Government compete, given by the War Office to the Government and private establishments, respectively, for the years 1903–4 and subsequent years, and the probable percentage for years for which estimates only are available?


The percentages are as shown below, those for the last year being an approximate estimate only. The figures are based on the orders placed by the War Office with the Ordnance Factories and the trade for land and sea services, but exclude orders placed for India and the Colonies:—

Ordnance Factories. Trade.
1903–4 40 60
1904–5 49 51
1905–6 41 59
1906–7 40 60
1907–8 53 47
1908–9 63 37
1909–10 54 46