§ MR. ARCHDALE (Fermanagh, N.)
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office at how many military stations in Ireland are foreign beef and mutton supplied to the troops, also the amounts respectively of home-fed and foreign meat; and the number of times the present contractor at Dundalk and Enniskillen has had his meat rejected for being foreign meat and not home-fed or refrigerated?
MR. J. POWELL WILLIAMS
At 31 stations, including the Curragh, only home-fed beef and mutton are supplied to the troops; at the remaining 30 stations, the contracts admit of supplies of colonial or foreign beef and mutton within fixed limits. It is impossible to state the actual amounts of home-fed and Colonial or foreign meat supplied. The contractor at Dundalk and Enniskillen has had his meat rejected on three occasions because it was frozen.