HC Deb 12 June 1888 vol 326 c1831
MR. HANBURY (Preston)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether a considerable loss was recently incurred by the bankruptcy of a firm who were agents for two Cavalry regiments; and, whether Army agents will in future be required to give security to the Secretary of State?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

The debt of the bankrupts to Government was £1,030 6s. 6d., but little of which is likely to be recovered. As regards the future system of agency, including the question of security, the Treasury is now considering certain proposals which we have made to them on the subject.