HC Deb 22 March 1917 vol 91 c2073W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he will state the number of accidents, fatal and otherwise, that have occurred under active-service conditions and home-training conditions, respectively, attributable to premature explosion or other causes directly connected with the type and design of hand grenades; whether any inquiry has been held in consequence of these accidents; and what alterations and improvements, if any, have been made to the grenades?


I am unable to give the figures asked for in the first part of the question. Every accident at home is investigated by a court of inquiry, which would inquire into any defects in design. My hon. Friend should refer to my right hon. Friend the Minister of Munitions in regard to the last part of the question.