HC Deb 13 November 1893 vol 18 c774

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War by whose advice and for what reason a well-known maker of horseshoe nails is precluded from supplying nails of his own manufacture for No. 2(14 mule), No. 6 (16 mule), and No. 8; whether the said maker was advised of any supposed defect; and whether the defect (if any) has been remedied?


Only certain sorts of trade nails are suitable for the horseshoes used in the Service. A schedule of the nails required, prepared after careful consideration, forms part of the specification annexed to nail contracts. The nails referred to in the question, not being included in the specification, are therefore inadmissible, not on account of any defects, but because they are not of the sizes required.