§ MR. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that the contract for the supply of the troops in Ireland with stout has been given to the Burton breweries, although the Irish brewers quoted at a lower price; and whether he will inquire what reason induced the responsible authority to, depart from the usual custom of accepting the lowest tender, and will he take steps to secure the observance of this practice in the case of Irish manufacturers.
I am not aware of the matters referred to, which rest entirely with the General Officer Commanding the District.
No, Sir. This is a matter entirely in the discretion of the General Officer Commanding, and I am not going to interfere with his discretion.