§ MR. M. J. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he can state if the officer connected with the Army contracts has yet visited Ireland with the view of making inquiries into the supply of meat, 1030 etc., to the troops; if so, whether he can give the officer's report.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
As I have already stated to the House, two officers of the War Department, one of them belonging to the Army Service Corps, have visited Ireland in reference to the question of the meat supply to the troops, and they are now pursuing their inquiries in other parts of the kingdom. They will furnish a Report concerning Ireland as soon as their information is complete, but it will be a Report to the Secretary of State, and, like other Departmental Reports, will not be made public. ["Hear, hear!"]