HC Deb 08 May 1885 vol 298 cc23-4

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is the case that in March last year tenders were invited, according to custom, for the worn-out Military clothing, and that Messrs. Mallett were accepted as contractors; and, whether the contract has been given this year to Mr. S. Moses, of Great Alie Street, without any invitations to tender being issued; and, if so, what is the reason for the omission?


For some time past Messrs. Mallett and Mr. Moses have been the only contractors whose tenders were at all satisfactory.

Each was asked to tender for the contract for 1885–6, and the higher offer was accepted.