§ MR. W. REDMOND
I beg to ask the Civil Lord of the Admiralty what is the estimated amount that will be spent on contracts for the supply of pork for the Navy for the ensuing year; and, whether, in distributing those contracts, he will take into consideration the claims of Cork, Waterford and Limerick, and other Irish centres.
§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON
The estimated value of the salt pork to be purchased for Naval Service during the ensuing year is about £30,000. Tenders will be called for by advertisement, and the claims of the Irish packers will receive every consideration when placing the contracts.