§ MR. CAINE (Bradford, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a large order for horse nails, No. 2 (14 mule), No. 6 (16 mule), and No. 8 was given out in August last, and that a well-known maker was precluded from tendering; and on what ground was this exception made?
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. WOODALL,) Hanley
(who replied) said: I must assume that my hon. Friend refers to the company to which his question of November 13 last had reference. Not only was that company not precluded from tendering, but they were invited to tender; they did tender, and their tender was accepted. The nails they sent in under the contract were found not to agree with the specification, and were, therefore, rejected.