HC Deb 08 April 1884 vol 287 c36

asked the Secretary of State for War, If his attention has been called to the fact that the cost of making clothing at the Government Factory, Pimlico, is from twenty to fifty per cent, in excess of that paid to contractors, and that the Director of Clothing, in his evidence before the Parliamentary Committee, admitted that there was a loss of £8,000 on the work done the previous year at the Government Factory; also, that the sum of £20,000, voted last year for making up clothing by contract, was not so expended, while the amount voted for the "Government Factory" was exceeded; that, in addition to the higher price paid at the Government Factory for making up, a larger quantity of material was used than that issued to contractors; and, whether he will grant the Return, of which Notice has been given by the Member for Queen's County, before Vote 11 of the Army Estimates is taken?


said, there would be no objection to give the Return referred to by the hon. Member.