HC Deb 21 June 1895 vol 34 c1657

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state the grounds on which the Government buy cheap Foreign meat and forage for the forces in Great Britain and Ireland?


I can hardly accept as accurate the somewhat broad statement of our practice implied in my hon. and gallant Friend's question. I can only refer him to my answer to the hon. Member for Preston on the 13th ultimo as regards meat, and to my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary's answer to the hon. Member for the Wellington division of Somerset on the 7th ultimo as to forage. I would also refer to my answer to the hon. and gallant Member for West Essex on the 17th instant.