HC Deb 06 February 1902 vol 102 c523
MR. LONSDALE (Armagh, Mid.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, having regard to the feeling at present existing in Australia and New Zealand owing to the quantity of meat purchased for our troops in South Africa from Argentina, and to the fact that all the chambers of commerce in those Colonies have passed Resolutions protesting against this action, whether he will take steps to ensure that in making these purchases a preference will be given to tenders made by Colonial contractors.


Steps have been taken to secure the interests of the Colonies, the new contractor having undertaken to obtain supplies as far as possible from British colonies.