HC Deb 06 April 1905 vol 144 c639

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he will state how many suits of civilian clothes have been contracted for, made at the clothing factory, or otherwise obtained or ordered by the War Office authorities since January, 1904; and at what dates the orders were given.


4,050 suits have been obtained by contract since January, 1904. None have been made up at the factory or otherwise obtained. The dates the orders were given are as follows:—February 27th, 1901, 50 suits; July 6th, 1904,100 suits; September 27th, 1904, 200 suits; October 1st, l904, 150 suits; October 22nd, 1904, 50 suits; October 25th, 1904, 1,500 suits; March 7th, 1905, 1,900 suits; March llth, 1905, 100 suits. The suits ordered were of sizes of which there were none in stock or of which the stock was low.