§ MR. JOYCE (Limerick)
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether the articles bought under Vote 8, Item G, are bought by contract; and, if so, whether tenders are invited by publishing specifications, or whether officials make contracts privately.
§ MR. BRODRICK
The articles referred to are bought by contract. Tenders are invited and the contracts are placed on the resulting competitions in the usual way.