HC Deb 23 February 1899 vol 67 c286
MR. HAYDEN (Roscommon, S.)

I beg to ask, the Under Secretary of State for War what are the particulars of the quantity of beef supplied during December and January at the following stations:—Dundalk, Ballincolig, Athlone, Cahir; and the quantity of mutton supplied at the same places and for the same months; the amounts paid for beef and for mutton separate^ where different prices for each article have been tendered for; and whether the contracts were given on the basis of the average of mutton being taken at the rate of one-seventh to that of beef?


I will furnish the honourable Member with a statement showing' the quantity of beef and mutton supplied to the troops at the stations named in the question during December and January last, but the prices at which tenders are accepted are not made public. The contracts are given on the basis either of mutton being supplied one day a week or forming one-seventh of the weekly supply.