HC Deb 20 June 1906 vol 159 cc165-6

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he has received a Resolution recently adopted by a Committee representing the cattle trade of the southern half of Ireland, strongly protesting against the recent innovation in the tender forms for the supply of meat to the Army, whereby the words "home-killed" are substituted for "home-fed" as hitherto specified; and, if so, will steps be taken to revert to the old form of tender when contracts are being taken for supplying the Army with meat.


Several representations from Ireland have reached the Secretary of State, but he is not able-to identify the particular Resolution to which the hon. Member refers. As the Secretary of State has already said, it is not proposed to revert to the old form of tender.