§ MR. M. D'ARCY WYVILL (York, W. R., Otley)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, if he is aware that Russian oats are supplied by the contractors to Her Majesty's cavalry stationed in Yorkshire; and, whether in future tenders any provision will be made to prevent a preference to Foreign imports and enable the Yorkshire growers of corn to compete on reasonable terms?
THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. J. POWELL-WILLIAMS,) Birmingham, S.
I can only repeat former replies, that cognisance is not taken of the place of 878 origin of oats supplied by contractors; and that the whole question of the supply of forage to the troops is under consideration.
§ MR. WYVILL
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, if frozen Foreign meat is issued to the troops in Yorkshire; and, if so, whether it is possible for them to be supplied at or about a similar value with meat reared and fed by the farmers in that county?
Frozen meat is issuable to the troops in Yorkshire in the same proportions and under the same conditions as apply at other military stations. Yorkshire could not be treated differently from other districts; but, as already stated, the question of meat supply generally is under consideration.