HC Deb 01 July 1903 vol 124 cc1022-3
MR. O'SHEE (Waterford, W.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what is the number of farm servants (indoor) in each of the four provinces of Ireland according to the Census Returns of 1891 and 1901 respectively.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.)

from private traders, although the War Office were in possession of a considerable stock.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) About 200,000 pounds have been sold, and 500,000 are being sold. It is not yet known how much more will be available for sale. It is undesirable to state prices, as any statement affects future tenders. As regards full examination on the part of traders, the tobacco has been available for general inspection, and samples could be obtained on application. I have no information as to what purchases of tobacco were made by the canteens from private traders, but the General Officer Commanding, who is responsible for the regulations of canteens, recommended this sale.