§ MR. SCOTT-MONTAGU () Hampshire, New Forest
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War who supplied the wire nippers for cutting barbed wire fencing in the present South African war; and whether he is aware that these nippers were made of soft metal in many cases, and therefore were useless for the purpose intended.
*MR. J. POWELL-WILLIAMS (for Mr. WYNDHAM)
The wire nippers were bought from the best firms, and were carefully inspected before despatch; we have had no complaints.
MR. NUSSLY () Pontefract
Can the hon. Gentleman say how many of these wire nippers were sent out to South Africa?
§ [No answer was given.]