§ MR. SHEEHAN (Cork County, Mid.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will furnish the prices at which tenders for Army serges were accepted, and the names of the firms who were declared contractors; and whether any of these contracts were given to Irish firms.
Prices of tenders are always strictly confidential. Six Yorkshire, one Devon and one Somerset firms were accepted. Four Irish firms were invited to tender, of whom only one tendered, and that at too high a price.
§ [No answer was returned.]