§ CAPTAIN NORTON
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, whether he can state the proportionate quantity of shirting material supplied to all the Home garrisons by the Army Clothing Department during the last three years; and, whether this is the total quantity of material annually given out; and, if not, to whom the difference has been given; what that difference is; and, what are the prices paid for making up?
THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. J. POWELL-WILLIAMS,) Birmingham, S.
The proportion of shirting material supplied from the Army Clothing Department to the Home garrisons during the last 429 three years has averaged 96 per cent. of the whole issue. The balance has been given to the Alford Needlework Association and to the Spitalfields Shirt and Clothing Factory. The prices paid for making up are 8½d. for ordinary shirts and 7½d. for hospital shirts.