§ MR. LOGAN
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, what quantity of fresh and tinned meat respectively was supplied to the Navy within the United Kingdom, what proportion of each was of Foreign origin, and what the average price paid for each was, during the financial year ending with March, 1897?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. W. E. MACARTNEY,) Antrim S.
The quantity of fresh meat supplied to the Navy within the period specified was 8,368,185 lbs., the average price was 5.47d. per lb. I cannot say whether any proportion of this was of Foreign origin. The quantity of tinned meat supplied was 8,368,185lbs., the average price was 3.47d, per lb. It was procured from Australia and America. There is no source of supply for this article within the United Kingdom.