HC Deb 26 April 1898 vol 56 c1204
MR. F. B. MILDMAY (Devon, Totnes)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, in connection with tenders for the supply of meat for the Army due on Wednesday, it will be open to those tendering to insert a war clause without prejudice to their tender; and, if not, whether, in the event of an abnormal rise subsequently in the price of meat owing to the war, the Government would allow a modification of the terms of the contract, as they did in the case of the forage contract after the great drought three years ago?


Firms tendering for the supply of meat from the 1st June next are at liberty to insert any clause they may think desirable, and the tenders will be dealt with according to the relative advantages they offer.