§ MR. JAMES ROWLANDS (Finsbury, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State 743 for War whether an order for 500 bandoleers was given to Messrs. Hobson and Sons; and, whether it is a fact that the order, either whole or in part, is being executed by Messrs. Ross and Co., who were struck off the List of Contractors in 1888?
§ MR. E. STANHOPE
The answer to the first question is in the negative. In any such contract there is now contained a clause forbidding the contractor to sub-let any portion of his contract.