§ MR. KEIR HARDIE (Merthyr Tydvil)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will state what contracts have been placed for the supplies of jam and other preserved rations for the Navy, the names of the firms with whom they have been placed, and the quantity to be supplied by each; and whether the tins used are soldered or what are known in the trade as spun tins.
(Answered by Mr. Arnold-Forster.) Both soldered and spun tills are used by 1442 the Admiralty contractors. As regards the rest of the Question, I must beg to refer the honourable Member to my reply to a similar Question put by him on the 3rd November last.†