§ MR. FIELD
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the advisability of arranging that the receiving depôt already established in Dublin shall in future be utilised for the reception of tenders and samples of Irish manufacturers desirous to tender for Army supplies; whether he will arrange that civilian tradesmen will be more largely employed in the construction 358 and repairs of all work in connection with cavalry outfits.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. BROMLEY DAVENPORT,) Cheshire, Macclesfield
The general questions involved have been the subject of considerable discussion in the past. It is believed that the expense and other disadvantages of the system proposed would outweigh any advantages it might present. The matter, however, shall receive further consideration.