§ SIR ALBERT ROLLIT (Islington, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the War Office if he is aware that a clause proposed to be added to the conditions of contract for the supply of coals to various barracks does not give any relief to the contractor in the event of a strike entirely beyond his control; and has the omission of such a strike clause received his sanction?
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
By a circular issued on the 19th inst. a clause was added to all coal contracts to the effect that if the contractor were precluded from completing his contract by combination of workmen or strikes, the circumstances of each case would be specially considered by the Secretary of State for War.