§ MR. LUNDON (Limerick, E.)
, on behalf of the hon. Member for the St. Patrick Division of Dublin, I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether his attention has been directed to a communication from the Dublin Master Tailors' Association in April last complaining of the new arrangement for sending in estimates; and if so whether in future facilities will be afforded and opportunity given to enable Irish tailors to obtain as formerly a proportion of the orders.
§ *MR. BRODRICK
The communication in question dealt chiefly with kit for the Imperial Yeomanry, the supply of which does not concern the War Department. As regards the supply to officers on joining the Regular Forces, estimates have been received from Irish firms and the lists containing them will be circulated to officers, but the selection of a tailor is left entirely to the discretion of the officers.