HC Deb 01 March 1888 vol 322 cc1840-1
MR. HOWELL (Bethnal Green, N.E.)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he will grant the Return, standing on the Notice Paper for Friday, relating to Army Contracts?

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

I am afraid we cannot give this Return, because the material for it is not in our possession. I am exceedingly sorry that this is the case; and if the hon. Member will confer with me again, as he did the other day, I will explain my difficulty to him, and will give him every information which is possible on this point.