§ MR. BROMLEY DAVENPORT (Cheshire, Macclesfield)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty why the order to Messrs. J. and T. Brocklehurst, of Macclesfield, for black Navy handkerchiefs has been reduced from 80,000 in 1893 to 16,000 in 1894; and whether an order has been given to any other firm in this country or abroad?
*THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Sir U. KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH,) Lancashire, Clitheroe
The number of these handkerchiefs required for the present year is 16,000. No order has been given to any other firm in this country or abroad.