I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether the greater portion of the meat supplied to the troops and the forage supplied to the horses stationed in Ireland is foreign imported meat and forage; and whether he can state the quantity so imported into a meat and forage producing country?
THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY
As regards meat, the condition is that not less than 40 per cent. of the supply to the troops shall have been killed within the United Kingdom. If forage comes up to the required standard, no question is raised as to its place of origin, but as far as possible local sources of supply are resorted to.