HC Deb 29 August 1895 vol 36 c1118
MR. L. P. HAYDEN (Roscommon, S.)

On behalf of the hon. Member for Kilkenny, Mr. Patrick O'Brien, I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the Royal Artillery battalion canteen, engaged in the manufacture of mineral waters at Dover, is an incorporated company; if so, when was it registered and under what name, who are its officers, and are they members of the Army; where are its offices and place of business situated; whether Income Tax has been assessed on the profits of the concern; and, if so, to what amount; whether the fair wage Resolution of the House of Commons is observed in the establishment; and is inspection under the Factories Acts enforced?


further asked the Under Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Irish manufactured mineral waters are largely imported into Great Britain; and whether, in view of the fact that this industry is one of the few thriving manufactures in Ireland, the Government are still disposed to allow the Royal Artillery canteen at Dover to conduct a manufactory of mineral waters in competition with Irish manufacturers?


The whole question is under the Secretary of State's consideration, and he will receive a deputation to-morrow on the subject.