HC Deb 27 June 1906 vol 159 cc920-1

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he has received a resolution from the Donegal County Council proesting against the change recently made in the Army meat tender form, under which contractors can supply foreign meat killed at the port of disembarkation instead of native home-bred meat, which was guaranteed by the late Government some years ago, and also protesting against the feeding of Army horses on foreign oats, straw and hay, and calling upon the Secretary of State for War to reconsider his decisions on these subjects in the interests of the taxpayers, ratepayers and employers of the three kingdoms; what reply has he given to this resolution; and what steps, if any, does he propose to take to fulfil official promises which have been violated by the new arrangements.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The resolution mentioned has been received and acknowledged. It is not proposed to depart from the decisions in regard to these matters which have been already communicated to the House.